In several statements since joining the club, Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has continuously hit the mark and represented us in class fashion.
He has done so once again this afternoon in his message against racism.
With Scottish Football set to back the ‘Show Racism The Red Card’ campaign, in fixtures this weekend – Ange released his message on behalf of the club, insisting that ‘enough is enough’.
As quoted by the Daily Record, the 56-year old also touched on his experiences living in several countries around the world and the issues that people still face today, which is simply unacceptable.
He said: “Myself and everyone at the club again want to make a strong stand against racism in all its forms. Sadly, we continue to see things demonstrating that racism is still very much with us and that just isn’t good enough.
“Of course, some of these are in football, but let’s get it right, this is a problem for the whole of society which can manifest itself in our game. However, if we in football can help and shine a light on it and call it out, then that’s what together, we must do, without question.
“But when we call it out, when we say no to racism, we must mean it and feel it and work for some real change.
“I have been really fortunate to have lived my life in different places and spoken before about my own background as an immigrant.
“It has been a joy to have lived these experiences and to meet so many different people. I have always loved that kind of variety and being part of that kind of community with people of different colour, nationality or background.
It’s stating the obvious to say that tackling this issue has not been easy, and so many people have fought so hard for so many years in this area, something which must be applauded.
“But people continue to face racist attitudes in 2021, of that there is no doubt. In no way do I pretend to have all the answers, but for me, I think most people know what right and wrong is – I think a start is being a decent person, it’s about thinking about others and treating all people with the kind of courtesy, respect and humanity which you would expect yourself.
“So we must challenge racism whenever we see it; we must call it out and say very clearly that enough is enough.”
With players displaying the message during training at Lennoxtown this afternoon, Ange hits the nail on the head again with his comments.
His story is one which is so inspiring, surrounding his background and how he made it in football. So, hearing him speak about these issues with first-hand experience continues to show how long the issue of racism has affected so many people across the globe.
We have also seen this season players affected by racism, and it is simply unacceptable. It is time to stamp out all discrimination once and for all.
To read more about ‘Show Racism the Red Card’, you can visit their website here.