Everton Ladies defender Danielle Lea joined a number of children from across Liverpool on Monday afternoon when she attended a Show Racism the Red Card educational event at Goodison Park.
The Everton Ladies defender was part of a panel of recognisable faces, including the first black footballer to play for Liverpool, Howard Gayle, for a question and answer session with over 100 young people from a variety of schools across Merseyside.
Organised with the help of Everton in the Community, a number of the children in attendance were given the opportunity to put a question to the panel regarding racism.
Speaking about the importance of supporting these events, Lea said: “It was a really good event, the kids asked loads of questions and I think they’ll hopefully now go away with a better understanding of the problems surrounding racism and how they can deal with racism if ever faced with it.”
Gayle, a Show Racism the Red Card patron, added: “Young people are impressionable and you can see that they’re willing to learn about these issues. We could see that with some of the questions they were asking today.
“We’ve always identified that primary school children in particular are realistic targets for us to get our message out to and hopefully they’ll then pass our message on to others.”
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