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Plymouth Argyle players quizzed by children at anti-racism event

Plymouth Argyle's players have been quizzed by primary school children at a special event aimed at kicking racism out of football.

Children from three Plymouth schools were at Home Park to discuss racism.

The event was promoted by equality organisation Show Racism The Red Card.

The event was promoted by equality organisation Show Racism The Red Card. Credit: ITV West Country

Players explained their own experiences to the pupils before answering questions.

Midfielder Lionel Ainsworth told the children he had not experienced racism playing as a professional - but he had when he was a similar age to them.

He says he was really impressed with the way the children had taken on board what they had learned.

There were prizes for the best questions and a chance for autographs from the players, but the important message from the day has really resonated with the children.

Many of the pupils said they had learnt a lot from the players.

The children had the chance to meet their heroes and get autographs. Credit: ITV West Country

For more information about Show Racism The Red Card's work, go to the organisation's website.