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Show Racism the Red Card

17 October 2019

Wednesday duo Cameron Dawson and Massimo Luongo took part in a Show Racism the Red Card event at Hillsborough on Wednesday to educate youngsters on the issue.

Local schools Wharncliffe Side Primary and Deepcar St John’s Juniors were in attendance to learn about a subject that could not be more topical.

England’s senior team were subjected to abuse from a section of Bulgarian supporters during the international break, highlighting how there is much work to be done to tackle racism.

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Around 80 children were given the chance to ask questions to Dawson, Luongo and the panel which also included former Newcastle player John Beresford.

The children enjoyed a tour of Hillsborough before getting the chance for an autograph from the Owls pair.

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Helen Shepherd, participation officer at the Owls Community Programme, said: “The day has been a great success with the children all going away knowing how to prevent racism from happening, and what they should do if they ever come across it.

“After the scenes we all saw on Monday night during the England game, we all know that this is wrong and should not be happening.

“We believe giving the next generation the correct education around racism is a big step forward in showing it the red card.”


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