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Gillingham players back 'Kick It Out' campaign

Gillingham players support Kick It Out campaign. Credit: Gillingham FC

Gillingham footballers have paid a visit to Mid Kent College to promote the anti-racism campaign, Kick It Out.

Squad youngsters Josh Hare and Joe Carter answered questions and offered their thoughts on recent high-profile race cases.

It came just a week after Reading's Jason Roberts and brothers Rio and Anton Ferdinand refused to wear shirts for the anti-racism campaign.

Lecturer William Lee said: “With the recent headlines of racism in football it is fantastic a professional club is happy to work at the heart of its community by raising the awareness of equal opportunities through sport."

The visit was organised to coincide with Black History Month.

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