The Midnight Riders are proud to join the Independent Supporter’s Council, Supporter’s Clubs throughout the league and people around the world in showing our support for the United Nations’ End Racial Discrimination Day (March 21) and participating in the Show Racism The Red Card movement.
At the Revolution Home Opener match against the Portland Timbers on March 24, immediately following the National Anthem, we will raise Red Cards to show unity against racism and homophobia. We call on our members and fellow fans alike to join us in taking a stand against discrimination.
Soccer in North America exists as a collaboration of rich cultures, backgrounds and heritage from all over the world, including right here at home. As the sport grows in our country, it is ever more important for us to celebrate and enrich the diverse backgrounds and character of the sport, its players and its supporters. Show Racism The Red Card is a proud and visible announcement to honor the movement around the world that we not only recognize the richness of all cultures, background, races, colors, and creeds that create and support this glorious sport, but also to take a stand against any discrimination against any of these cultures. This is us saying we do not tolerate racist, homophobic and oppressive insults or abuse of anyone and such behavior is not welcome in soccer culture or in our house.
We encourage everyone to bring any red cards they have to join us in this movement. We will also be distributing red cards in the tailgate area, at our membership table at the top of the The Fort (Section 143) and within the Fort.