Bristol Pupil shows racism the red card

A talented Bristol student has won a prize in a national anti-racism football competition.

In a week that saw England’s footballing heroes in a major final, but also shocking abuse of black players, Metro Mayor Dan Norris will visit Bristol Brunel Academy (this Thursday 15th of July at 10am) with the goal of presenting Georgia Selway her prize of Footie gifts including Boots, FIFA 21 and England goodies.

Now in its 24th year, the Show Racism the Red Card schools competition asks young people nationwide to design posters, write poetry, create sculptures, direct videos and compose music and songs with an anti-racism message. More than half a million young people have taken a shot at the competition.

Georgia who is in Year 10, impressed the judges with her poster. The youngster was inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement and came up with a design with the message that “When injustice becomes law, resistance is duty”

Handing over the prize to Georgia, Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “Congratulations to Georgia. We are all so proud of our footballers at the moment and are rightly celebrating the rich diversity that has made our national team and country such a special place. Sadly, as we saw after Monday’s final, Black footballers still get abused at football grounds and on social media. Show Racism the Red Card is doing incredibly important work in schools to challenge of the hate and division. I’m over the moon that we have a local winner in this important competition.”

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