So the Real Salt Lake Supporter groups are asking all fans to take part in our version of "Show Racism the Red Card" on Saturday during the RSL vs Colorado Rapids match. Here is the statement from one of the group's facebook page:
Tomorrow the RCB along with RSL fans will be joining fellow Independent Supporters Council (ISC) members and other supporters from across the country in taking a stance against racism, in recognition of the International Day For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (which was 21 Mar). During today's match we will raise these red cards to show unity against racism and homophobia in soccer around the world. Just after the national anthems we ask all fans to raise them in the air and hold them until first kick to "Show Racism the Red Card." if you can please print this at home and bring it to tomorrows match.
Here is a link to a PDF version for you to print off.
The Show Racism the Red Card campaign actually started in 1996 in England, here is their mission statement:
Show Racism The Red Card is an anti-racist educational charity. We aim to combat racism through enabling role models, who are predominately but not exclusively footballers, to present an anti-racist message to young people and others.
Show Racism The Red Card acknowledges that racism changes, as do the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic communities in the UK. Our message and activities therefore need to be able to respond to such changes as and when appropriate.
You can also follow the group on facebook
It is a great cause, and I encourage all of you to print this off and bring it with you to the match.
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