Published date 16 July 2021

Mayor praises talented student showing racism the red card

Metro Mayor Dan Norris with a student

In a week where racism has showed its ugly head once again in football, Metro Mayor Dan Norris has praised a talented local student for challenging hatred and prejudice through her artwork. 

The Mayor visited Bristol’s Brunel Academy to present 15-year-old Georgia Selway with a host of football goodies for her winning entry in the nationwide Show Racism the Red Card Schools Competition.  

Now in its 24th year, the competition asks young people to design posters, write poetry, create sculptures, direct videos and compose music and songs with an anti-racism message.  

Georgia impressed the judges with her poster with the message “When injustice becomes law, resistance is duty”.

Handing over the prizes of football boots, England memorabilia and Fifa 21, Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “Sadly, we’ve seen this week how black footballers still get abused at matches and on social media. It is quite simply unacceptable, we should all celebrate the rich diversity that has made our national team so successful.    

“Show Racism the Red Card is doing incredibly important work in schools and I’m proud that young people from across the West of England are using their talents to challenge hate and division. Georgia’s designs are incredibly thought-provoking and I congratulate her on her success in this important competition.”

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