Alex Cunningham joined ex-professional footballers, representatives from the Professional Football Association and members of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign to help them secure funding to continue their vital work.
The campaign involves hundreds of top footballers and managers and carries its work out throughout the UK delivering anti-racism workshops, football fun fitness sessions and hosting educational events at football clubs.
“I’m backing the calls of this vital campaign for guaranteed funding from the Government so that they can continue to do their work effectively, both within football and our society as a whole.
“It is clear from recent racist chants in International matches that the issue is still prevalent in the game, and it is essential that campaigns such as Show Racism the Red Card continue to receive Government support.”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, said:
“The 15th year for our organisation should be a period for us to be celebrating our achievements; however, Government cuts are making this a very difficult time for charities like ourselves. At the same time, the need for our anti-racism work has never been greater. Islamophobia remains a widespread prejudice and organisations like the EDL are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of reflecting the racism around this issue.”