Berwick Rangers are once again delighted to back Show Racism the Red Card’s (SRTRC) annual Fortnight of Action, with club captain Jonny Fairbairn highlighting the campaign’s positive effect on football.
The SPFL and its member clubs have been supporting the campaign since it started in Scotland.
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRTRC’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from October 6-20 shows commitment at the highest level of Scottish football to eradicate racism and discrimination of any form from the game.
And Berwick skipper Fairbairn, an ambassador for SRTRC Scotland, said: “The show racism the red card campaign continues to raise awareness to the problems we still have with racism in football.
“The problems that are apparent in society are directly associated with the same issues in football and it is important that the show racism the red card organisation continues to do the good work they are doing and to be supported to do so.
“All players, management and staff are in full support of the campaign and continue to work alongside it to raise awareness of the implications of racism in football.
“We also feel that these important messages are broadcasted to our fans and to maintain our zero tolerance policy when it comes to racism.” SRTRC believe it is vital to highlight the anti-racism message at this time of year as it runs alongside Football Against Racism in Europe’s (FARE) Football People Weeks.
All professional clubs will show their support during their matches this weekend (October14-16) and will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Players in over 40 European countries are involved in similar events as part of FARE network against racism and discrimination.
Neil Doncaster, chief executive of the SPFL, said “Football is a powerful medium to break down barriers and promote tolerance.
“Our clubs have supported Show Racism the Red Card since season 2003/04 and once again, this united action in support of the campaign sends out the positive message that football is a game to be enjoyed by all.”
Meanwhile, Berwick Rangers have announced that following confirmation from the SPFL, their clash with Annan Athletic at Galabank on Saturday, December 24 will now kick-off at the slightly earlier time of 1pm.