News, Uncategorized — March 10, 2012 13:35

Legends Gayle and Barnes Show Racism the Red Card at Anfield

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Liverpool Legends Howard Gayle and John Barnes took part in ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ event which was hosted at Anfield yesterday.  The event was part of a nationwide initiative taking place at football clubs throughout the country.  Around  120 Merseyside children were put through their paces and learning about the effects of racism and how they can tackle racism.

John Barnes, spoke about the power of football could influence people in society,

“The more the issue of racism is raised, the more people will be aware of why it’s wrong to be racist,” he said.

“These children are the future leaders of this country and if they can grow up not having a prejudice against someone because of skin colour then the future looks bright. These children are the future captains of industry and if they can take their personalities and sensibilities into their adult lives, that’s the way to eliminate racism.

“Football can be used to influence society – let us use that influence to do something positive.”

Gayle and Barnes were also joined by first team player Jay Spearing who also echoed how the power of football can be influential in  breaking down barriers.

Spearing said, “Football is worldwide, it’s in every single country in the world, so it’s an easy way to get the point across.The age these kids are coming into this, the fact we’re showing them as early as possible, will set them right for the future.”

Support ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ – www.srtrc.org

 

 

 

 

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