Club Brugge’s closing event for ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ was big success

11 March 2022

Club Brugge’s closing event for ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ was big success

Racism and discrimination are still a reality in society today. Even the world of soccer is not spared racist and discriminatory statements, and at Club Brugge they see diversity as an asset and a way of connecting people. Club Brugge wants to use its strength and impact on society and does so together with various schools through the foundation project ‘Show Racism The Red Card’.

Together with a number of other European top clubs and various teachers, Club Brugge developed a ready-made teaching package of 7 lessons on various themes. These lessons seamlessly fit in with the final term “Citizenship education: ‘citizenship competences including those concerning living together’. The classroom lessons take place at school and are taught by their own school teachers. As of September, as many as 1,360 students, 14 schools and 68 classes started working with the curriculum. In a few months, the students went through many topics such as racism, discrimination, religion, politics, LGBTQ+, racism in sports, etc…

At the end of the curriculum, the students were creatively challenged to create, per class, a creative video. This way it was possible to see what they learned during the lessons and how they, as a class, deal with the different forms of racism and discrimination.

Denis Odoi

On Wednesday, March 9, the online and interactive closing event of Show Racism The Red Card was on the agenda. For the students there was a lot on the program: watching messages from players Simon Mignolet and Clinton Mata, a live interview with Denis Odoi of the A-core, an interactive Kahoot quiz around the various themes, an interview with Tracy Furo of Club YLA and finally the announcement of the winner of the Give Racism The Red Card project.

The classes competed with their creative videos for the title ‘Winner Show Racism The Red Card 2022’. Saar Verdonck from Club YLA closed the final event with a powerful message and announced the winner of the 2022 edition. Spartac Brugge was crowned as ‘Winner Show Racism The Red Card 2022’ and can proudly wear this title. Congratulations!

Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is a 24-month anti-racism and anti-discrimination programme which is based on the proven concept of the Red Card Campaign delivered in several European countries. SRtRC utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The project aims to raise awareness of diversity, foster social cohesion, and reduce physical and verbal violence linked to racism. 

The majority of the campaign’s output is an awareness-raising campaign in stadiums and in grassroots clubs. The programme includes the education of young people and adults in schools, workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Furthermore, EFDN and clubs will produce European media campaigns and organise engaging events to promote equality. The participating clubs will share best practices and will create, adapt or further develop educational resources.

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