Show Racism The Red Card

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Launched in Dublin this morning – Show Racism The Red Card. The group launched their new web site & the DVD for distribution in Irish Schools.

The morning kicked off in Tolka Park home of Shelbourne FC at about 11:30 (30 minutes late) when Niall Quinn was welcomed by the crowd on over 120 to launch the Irish chapter of the successful UK ANTI-RACISM group Show Racism The Red Card.

What followed was the showing of the DVD to the 75 pupils attended from North Dublin primary & secondary schools and a energetic Q&A session from the school children to the panel on the core subject of racism in football & Irish society today.

The Red Card – Press Release
Niall Quinn, Curtis Fleming and Dessie Farrell team up to Show Racism the Red Card
Venue: Tolka Park, Richmond Road, Dublin (Home of Shelbourne FC)

Day and Date: Monday 27th of February 2006

Time: 1100hrs

Concept: Republic of Ireland football legends Niall Quinn and Curtis Fleming team up for a unique anti-racism event in Dublin.

A unique partnership of three player’s unions and three teacher’s unions have united in a major educational initiative to Show Racism the Red Card in Ireland.

Today in Dublin, Republic of Ireland internationalists Niall Quinn and Curtis Fleming launched a campaign aimed at getting the anti-racism message across through the medium of education and sport.

School children from around Dublin will join the two footballing greats in a question and answer forum.

Niall Quinn said today: “There is absolutely no place in society for racial or religious intolerance. It is imperative that we get this message across especially to children at a young age. Getting the anti-racism message over through an education process in sport is an initiative I am proud to be part of.?

Curtis Fleming echoed those sentiments saying: “I abhor racism in any shape or form. We are now in the 21st century it is incredible to think that some people still harbor racial intolerance in any walk of life including the world of sport. Teaching children is a lesson that can take through the rest of their lives.?

The major players in the initiative are the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFAI), the Gaelic Player’s Association (GPA) and the Irish Rugby Union Player’s Association (IRUPA). The teaching profession provides the Irish National Teacher’s Organisation (INTO), the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) and the Teacher’s Union of Ireland (TUI).

The co-ordinator of Show Racism the Red Card (Ireland) is Mr Garrett Mullan Tel no: 086 392 7650. For further information on Show Racism the Red Card:

Website: www.theredcard.ie

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