Show Racism the Red Card (2000)

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Video as part of the campaign against racism using professional footballers to get the message across. The participants offer advice to people who may be victims of racism, relate their own experiences of racism and speak about their role models. Intended for both primary and secondary schools and youth groups.

Split into four sections as follows:

Racism in Football: Rio Ferdinand and Ian Wright talk about their experiences of racism in football grounds; Kevin Keegan recounts his experiences of receiving a race hate leaflet outside St James's Park in Newcastle; Kieron Dyer and Andy Cole talk about the effects of racism in football on family members; Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips encourage fans to support the ant-racism campaign if they hear racism at football matches; Harry Redknapp gives his opinion on what should happen to those who are guilty of racism; Gary Lineker and Warren Barton encourage fans to unite against racism.

Racism in Everyday Life: Hope Powell (the England women's team manager) and Brian Deane recount early experiences of racism; Arsene Wenger comments on the difference between sport and wider society in dealing with racism; Raza Mieh, a young footballer at Newcastle, talks about his experience of racially motivated violence; Rio Ferdinand and Curtis Fleming give examples of police harassment when driving; Ferdinand then talks about how he was at school with Stephen Lawrence and the effect that his murder had on him.

Heroes: Carl Leaburn talks about how his father was his first role model; Hope Powell talks about her role models and how they have been a lasting influence; Ian Wright discusses Malcolm X; Sol Campbell and Lucas Radebe talk about Nelson Mandela.

What Can You Do About Racism?: Viv Anderson and Chris Kamara recount how they dealt with racism when they were young; Viv Anderson, Kevin Keegan and Kevin Phillips encourage young people to speak out about racism; Rio Ferdinand and Frank Sinclair give advice on how to cope with racism; Graham Taylor and Michael Bridges discuss peer pressure; Ian Wright, Henrik Larsson, Lucas Radebe and John Barnes offer their advice.

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