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Blues Support Anti-Racism Event

Coleman attends 'Show Racism the Red Card’ workshop.

Blues Support Anti-Racism Event
Brooke Chaplen
Seamus Coleman

Seamus Coleman met hundreds of local schoolchildren at a special ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ event at Goodison Park today.

The Irish international teamed up with Academy Director Alan Irvine and Everton Ladies midfielder Brooke Chaplen to lend support to the anti-racism charity as they delivered an educational workshop at the home of the Blues.

The Everton representatives formed part of a panel, alongside Premier League referee Chris Foy and Show Racism the Red Card coach Howard Gayle, to answer questions from young people on the issues of racism, both in sport and society.

The children were given awards for the best questions and also watched a DVD which features footballers talking about their experiences of racism and offering advice on how to deal with, and combat, racism whenever it occurs.

Coleman said: “Events like this are so important to help young people understand the issue of racism and how they can deal with it. Learning about this from a young age can only help towards kicking racism out of football and society as a whole.”

The event, facilitated by Show Racism the Red Card’s education team, was attended by young people from 20 local primary schools in Liverpool and Sefton. It is one of many hosted at football clubs around the UK to educate young people about racism.

Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Everton has shown fantastic commitment to Show Racism the Red Card and the fight against racism, and their support has been invaluable.

“Our educational work with young people from Liverpool will enable them to challenge the attitudes and ideas that society presents them with around issues of racism and stereotyping. The workshop aims to empower young people to tackle racism and promote equality in their schools and communities.”

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