17 October 2019

Nottingham’s tram network will be showing racism the red card tomorrow (Friday, October 18) with NET employees backing a national day of action.

By wearing red, staff across the network intend to show their support for an annual campaign that raises money for anti-racism education for young people and adults.

The country-wide initiative has been organised by the Show Racism the Red Card charity (www.theredcard.org), which was initially established to help kick racism out of football and still has the backing of high-profile players.

Chris Williams, Commercial Manager at NET operator Keolis Nottingham, oversees the tram’s community partnerships and said support for the campaign reflects the values of the company.

“The NET team reflects the diversity to be found in the communities we serve, and we’re proud to be joining forces with unions, civic leaders, sports stars and local and national organisations in standing up to racism, wherever it’s found,” he explained.

“We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to all types of hate crime and by wearing red tomorrow, employees from across the network will also have the chance to celebrate diversity while giving the red card to racism.”

The activity complements NET’s wider support for National Hate Crime Awareness week (https://www.stophateuk.org/hate-crime-awareness-week/) which ends tomorrow.