Last week (Thursday 24 November), Derby County Football Club hosted a Show Racism the Red Card event at Pride Park Stadium to teach local pupils about racism.

Pupils took part in an anti-racism workshop and were given the chance to pose questions to a panel including Derby County FC players Richard Keogh, Ikechi Anya and Assistant Manager Chris Powell, Councillor Afzal and other guests.

Pupils were given the chance to have their picture taken with the panel and they all received posters of this year’s Derby County FC Squad photo which they could get autographed.

The panel also selected the three pupils they thought asked the best questions to receive some special prizes.

Councillor Afzal said:

It’s great that we can hep fund events such as this in order to help educate local pupils about racism. We all want to live in a society without racism, where people feel they belong and have real opportunities for a good life and future. My priority is to tackle all forms of racism and hate in our city and to create cohesive and integrated communities. I’d like to thank Derby County FC for hosting the event and the Show Racism the Red Card team who were extremely informative and helpful.

The event received funding from Derby City Council who worked closely with schools, Derby County and its official charity, Derby County Community Trust.

You can watch parts of the Q&A panel using the links below –

Question – Have any of you experienced Racism and if so how did it feel?

Question – If one of your friends/team mates was racially abused how would you react?

Derby County FC Assistant Manager, Chris Powell discusses Racism