Local school children given the opportunity to put their questions to the Whites stars
Zat Knight, Medo and first team coach Curtis Fleming were the guests of honour at a Show Racism the Red Card Q&A session held at the Reebok Stadium on Monday.
An event designed to help youngsters understand the dangers of racism, the trio were grilled by local youngsters before meeting the children for photos and autographs.
Speaking following the visit, club captain Knight admitted that the cause is one which is very close to his heart.
“I really enjoyed talking to the kids,” he said. “I've got a young son of my own and he’s going through some of the same troubles that other children have experienced themselves.
“Although he’s been suffering from people being more stereotypical than racist, it’s still all the same and needs to be stopped.”
He added: “It’s a massive thing to get across to youngsters – you obviously don’t want to frighten them with the truth, but it’s so important that they’re aware of what goes on in the world. It is out there, but we just all need to pull in the same direction to eradicate it.
“Having spoken with the kids, I tried to get across to them that you can’t let the kind of people who are racist win and I hope I succeeded.”
For more information regarding Show Racism the Red Card, please visit http://www.srtrc.org/.
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