Published on November 6, 2012 | by Morgana Edwards

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LCC students wanted for anti-racism campaign

student holding red card

Students are encouraged to join the show racism the red card campaign [Maja Smiejkowska]

London College of Communication (LCC) students have been invited to pitch ideas to promote the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.

The anti-racism charity uses professional footballers to remove   racism from football and other major sports.

Paul Mortimer, 44, a former England midfielder, will hold a full briefing on the project in the Street Lecture Theatre at LCC, at 1pm on November 29.

Manchester City’s captain, Vincent Kompany, told BBC World Football: “Racism is felt the most definitely in grassroots football.

“When I was a kid, it was very common to go places and get racially abused, starting from age six all the way up until you got into the first team.

“That’s where it’s more regulated. Being in the first team, I suffered a lot less racism.”

Regular abuse 

Following a number of incidents in recent times, Norwich manager Chris Hughton has recently called for an automatic 10-game ban to prevent the resurgence of racism in football.

While playing for Tottenham Hotspur in the 1970s, Hughton – at the time the only black player in the team – experienced racial abuse regularly.

The opportunity to work on the campaign will allow students to experience working with a national organisation and influence public opinion on a high profile issue.

Students who are successful will also be given the opportunity to showcase their work at an evening of celebration, which is set to be attended by ex-professional footballers.

There are also prizes available for students of up to £500. The winners and prizes will be announced on March 11, 2013.

The competition 

How would you communicate Show Racism the Red Card’s message to 16-25 year olds?

This is your chance to:

· Influence public opinion on a high profile issue

· Work on a live brief for a national organisation

· Showcase your work in a celebration evening with ex-professional footballers

· Win prizes up to £500

How to enter

Email g.waters@lcc.arts.ac.uk to register by Thursday 22nd November 2012.

 

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