Rotherham United are proud to be pledging their support to Show Racism the Red Card by dedicating Saturday's Sky Bet League One fixture against Wycombe Wanderers in support of the campaign.
With Black History Month well underway having started at the beginning of October the Millers will once again reiterate the importance of ensuring that football does not discriminate, whilst promoting the work done by our friends at Show Racism the Red Card.
Here at AESSEAL New York Stadium we are proud of our history, which we are thrilled to say includes the first league appearance by a black professional footballer, Arthur Wharton.
We believe football should be enjoyed by everyone in our community and we are continually looking at ways of making Rotherham United as inclusive as it can be.
We were delighted to host a workshop for Show Racism the Red Card at our first team stadium at which youngsters from local schools attended to be educated on the topic, with Millers players Billy Jones and Matt Olosunde attending the event to answer questions from the crowd.
It proved to be a very insightful afternoon for all those children who came down to the AESSEAL New York Stadium, and today’s game will provide another platform for the Rotherham community to make it clear that racism will not be tolerated, on or off the field.
The Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be hosting a ‘design a shirt’ competition in their Goal Zone, with entrants encouraged to come up with styles that will represent the themes of anti-hate crime and Show Racism the Red Card. One of our first-team squad will select a winner, and the lucky person selected will receive a signed Millers shirt from this season.
Head of Community Jamie Noble is looking forward to backing another great campaign this weekend, and he is keen to reinforce the message that Rotherham United are a welcoming, accepting and inclusive club.
“Show Racism the Red Card is a fantastic campaign with a really important message because any such form of discrimination should not exist within football, the wider community or society in general,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“We are always looking at ways to include everyone here at Rotherham United, regardless of their race or background, and today is another opportunity to showcase just how keen we are at Rotherham United to ensure that we don’t witness any form of discrimination, whether that be racism or in any form.
“As always, we would like to thank Show Racism the Red Card for coming down and helping educate many local school children recently. The work they do is very important and we are proud to support them with their efforts.”