Ibrox's George Edmunson has helped to officially launch a new Show Racism the Red Card project for children in Glasgow. 

Alongside the Rangers Charity Foundation, the initiative aims to raise awareness of diversity, foster social cohesion and reduce physical and verbal violence linked to racism.

Over 1,200 primary school children across thirty schools in Glasgow will benefit from interactive workshops, which combine classroom based activities with a 45 minute physical activity session.

Speaking at the launch event, Edmundson said: “It’s been really good meeting the kids today. They’ve all interacted really well and I’ve learnt a bit, as well!

“The Rangers Charity Foundation is a great organisation and it’s fantastic to see them getting into schools, getting these messages across.

“Programmes like this are very important. This is the next generation, so it’s good to see that they’re now learning about important things which maybe they weren’t a couple of years ago.

“Footballers can have a big impact – obviously they’re role models for younger kids so we’ve got to lead by example and show them how everyone can be included.”

Riverside Primary School pupils have now been taking part in the course for four weeks.

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Speaking during Edmundson’s visit, one said: “What I’ve learnt is how not to be rude, by judging someone maybe off their skin, religion, age or anything!”