Show Racism the Red Card (1997)

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Synopsis

Video as part of the campaign against racism using professional footballers to get the message across. Intended for both primary and secondary schools and youth groups.

A brief history of racism in football, with retired players Bryan Robson, Chris Kamara and Viv Anderson talking about the situation on the terraces in the 1970s and 1980s. Ian Wright talks about experiencing racism within his own team from older players. Paul Ince talks about how racism is a Europe-wide issue, and the problems he has faced playing in Italy. Black and Asian teenagers talk about the racism they encounter in the lower leagues. Children reveal what they have overheard on the terraces, and what their reaction to it is. Various interviews call for all fans to unite against racism. Ian Wright talks about how he finds the politics of Martin Luther King inspiring, but that he prefers the methods of Malcolm X and his stance of 'by any means necessary'.

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