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Legends speak out against racism

Posted on 26 May 2010  - 12:00

Spurs legends Ossie Ardiles and Paul Allen sat on a panel discussing the serious topic of racism in football with over 50 local schoolchildren at White Hart Lane on Tuesday.

Spurs legends Ossie Ardiles and Paul Allen sat on a panel discussing the serious topic of racism in football with over 50 local schoolchildren at White Hart Lane on Tuesday.

The event was part of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign, which holds around 40 educational events with football clubs each season, using the high profile of professional footballers to talk to young people about racism, both in sport and society.

Ossie and Paul, alongside campaign patron and former pro Leroy Rosenior, fielded questions from attendees on this subject, with the best questions on the day rewarded with signed Show Racism the Red Card T-Shirts.

The event also saw the campaign launch its brand new England squad poster in time for this summer's World Cup. This was the seventh in a series of launches at all of the potential host cities in England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

Ged Grebby, Show Racism the Red Card's Chief Executive, said:
"To continue our programme of educational events and the World Cup poster launches with Tottenham Hotspur FC was fantastic. At Show Racism the Red Card we are delighted that Tottenham Hotspur FC are supporting our work in this way.

"We are confident that the anti-racist message presented on the day will further illustrate the club's commitment to tackling racism through education and will help show young people from the area that there is no room for racism in football or in society."

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