Bruno attends Show Racism the Red Card event…
BRUNO MARTINS-INDI shared personal experience with a group of local youngsters when he took centre-stage at a Show Racism the Red Card event.
The Dutch international met children from Belgrave St. Bartholomew's Academy School at the event at the bet365 Stadium earlier this week and revealed he had been subjected to racist abuse during his career.
Martins-Indi believes more should be done to eradicate racism from society and the world in general and was only too happy to lend his support to the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
“It’s very important for me that I support events like this because I’ve had some bad situations with racism in the past,” he said.
“It’s good to be able to speak to youngsters and help them for the future to not make mistakes or if they witness racist abuse to do something about it.
“I’ve had people use a certain word towards me and make noises like a monkey towards me but the only thing you can do about it is get together with the people who are the positive and talk to the people who have influence to do something about it.”
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity and was established in January 1996.
The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The majority of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums.
Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year.
The Potters return to action at the bet365 Stadium next Wednesday against Liverpool. Tickets are still available – visit the Ticket Office, visit scfcdirect.com/events or call on (01782) 367599.