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Duo deliver important lesson

Joe Nuttall and Charlie Mulgrew addressed children at a Show Racism the Red Card event this week

15 November 2017

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Rovers striker Joe Nuttall wants to play his part in helping stop racism - not only in football, but in all walks of life.

The 20-year-old, who has been in fantastic form so far this season, attended a Show Racism the Red Card event alongside team-mate and Scottish international Charlie Mulgrew at Ewood Park. 

The SRTRC event was hosted throughout the day in the Darwen End thanks to support from the nationwide anti-discrimination charity and their presentation team, with a number of local schools in attendance.

They took the opportunity to learn about the impact racism can have and the ways to report and prevent it from happening.

Sky Sports News and the local media also gathered at BB2 to report on the event, speaking to both Joe and Charlie.

The pair discussed at length with the audience their experiences of racism within football and how they have dealt with the issue.

Passionate about wanting to help the work SRTRC do, Joe explained why it is important children are educated in this particular area from an early age.

“It is important we host events like this to make young people aware and overall it went extremely well,” said Nuttall. 

“Racism is not a nice thing to come across in any walk of life and see anyone go through. The main message today that we tried to put across was if you see it happening, please report it and it is one of the best ways to put a stop to racism.

“Rovers engage well with the community and we look to always get the fans involved. I want to do more to help support the football club.

“The children have been here all day participating in different workshops. I came along with Charlie Mulgrew and we watched a video and answered questions on the topic.

“We did our best to try and educate everyone in the room about how important it is to stop racism.

“It is key that children receive an education about how to try and stop racism because it will become a knock-on effect and they will help others try and understand and stop it.”

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