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Arsenal: Show Racism The Red Card

757   //    02 Mar 2013, 11:34 IST

Gunners played host to an anti-racism event on the 28th of February, an initiative to educate students from primary schools of the area – Laycock school and Montem school. A total of 90 children took part in the event and explore the current issues of interracial discrimination through creative workshops conducted by ‘Show Racism The Red Card’ and Arsenal in the neighbourhood.

The event showcased an anti-racism movie by Show Racism The Red Card, and also permitted students to interact with Arsenal’s Paul Davis, Chelsea Ladies star Edda Gardarsdottir, comedian Ava Vidal and former professionals Bobby Barnes, Clint Easton, Osei Sankofa and Paul Mortimer in a ‘Questions & Answers’ round

Show Racism The Red Card chief Ged Grebby said -

“Arsenal FC have been very supportive of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign in recent years and we are really pleased to be holding this event in partnership with them and Islington Council. It will educate young people and help them to understand that there is no place for racism in today’s society”

Asked about their experience, Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis said -

““We are delighted to host the Show Racism the Red Card event at Emirates Stadium and work with the campaign to educate young people. The Club wholeheartedly embraces equality and diversity through the Arsenal for Everyone initiative and we are delighted to support the campaign’s anti-racism message.”

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