Later in the day the children watched a promotional DVD for Show Racism the Red Card. On the film footballers shared their experiences of racist problems they had in their life. It showed the youngsters what to do if they experience a racist attack.
At the end of the day the ‘journalists’ took part in a Q and A, where they asked a variety of questions. Richard Offiong (Ex Newcastle) quoted; “Experiencing racism was awful because people were making monkey chants. It wasn’t very pleasant.”
‘As part of this day we asked them to become young journalists for the day and submit their newspaper articles into our competition to be judged by Mark Jensen from ‘The Mag’ and John Anderson, ex Newcastle United player’.
Ali Al-Habsi, Wigan goalkeeper, explained to SRTRC that when he moved into his new home, his neighbour was scared of him because he is a muslim. As well as this, Shola Ameobi, Newcastle United star, also told SRTRC that he used to get chased down streets but fortunately they didn’t catch him.