Share your story – Show Racism the Red Card

9 December 2020

Share your story – Show Racism the Red Card

Our Pan-European programme Show Racism the Red Card utilises the social power of football and the high-profile status of football players to help tackle racism and other forms of discrimination in society. The project aims to raise awareness on diversity, foster social cohesion, and reduce physical and verbal violence linked to racism.

Incident in Paris

Yesterday, the match between EFDN member Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Başakşehir was suspended after 14 minutes following an alleged incident involving one of the match officials. Both teams went off the pitch in protest and the remaining minutes of the match will be played on Wednesday, 6.55pm (CET), with a new team of match officials.

Istanbul Başakşehir participated in the #Morethanfootball Action Weeks.

Inspire others with your story

Incidents like the one in Paris show that there is still a long way to go. EFDN combines a European-wide awareness campaign with the ‘#DiversityWins’ educational programme. We have developed a children’s workbook and teacher’s manual and will continue to deliver workshops across Europe. By the end of the project, over 10.000 children aged 7 to 15 will have benefited from the project in their school.

EFDN would like to publish a diverse set of personal stories on the topics of racism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia, and anti-Semitism to inspire and educate not only the pupils but also everyone who will visit the new Show Racism the Red Card Europe website. These stories could be from anyone in your club or organisation: football players, fans, coaches, grassroots players, teachers, CSR-professionals, volunteers, etc. 

The aim is that your personal stories will help to provide a better understanding of how racism and discrimination can affect a person, how everyone can deal with situations and what can be done to support and inspire others. Send us your story and contribute to our educational programme. 

Download the template here or send an email with your story and photos to Thank you!


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