Young Latics tackle racism

12:00pm Tuesday 1st August 2006

By This Is Lancashire reporter

Around 30 young people from the Oldham area will get the opportunity to meet their footballing heroes and learn more about racism at a Show Racism the Red Card event at Oldham Athletic on August 3.

Youngsters will watch the Show Racism the Red Card DVD and pose questions to Latics stars like Paul Warne, Rob Scott, Craig Rocastle, Les Pogliacomi in attendance.

All of the young people will receive autographs from the players and a Show Racism the Red Card goody bag at the end of the event.

Ged Grebby, project coordinator for Show Racism the Red Card said "We have worked closely with Oldham Council and have produced 350,000 England posters which contain 'There's No Place for Racism in Oldham' logo; so we are delighted to be in Oldham and hold our first ever event with the town's Football Club.

"The aim of our campaign is to fight racism in society by using footballers as anti-racist role models and it is great to have four Oldham Athletic players at our event."

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