DEESIDE'S Assembly Member is urging his constituents to show solidarity against racism.

Jack Sargeant AM will be wearing red on Friday to show support for the 'Show Racism the Red Card' campaign.

Mr Sargeant is encouraging residents in Alyn and Deeside to join them in showing solidarity with the campaign.

Particularly following the dreadful scenes of racist chanting at the Bulgaria v England match earlier this week and reports of a 10 per cent rise in hate crime in England and Wales.

The Alyn and Deeside AM said: “Show Racism the Red Card do great work delivering anti-racism training, across Wales and in Alyn and Deeside.

"I am proud to show my support and would encourage others to do so.”

"It is incredibly disappointing to read about the rise in hate crime and I know that we are certainly not immune to this in Alyn and Deeside.

"We must all do all we can to challenge racism wherever we see it and that is why campaigns like this are so important."

Wear Red Day is a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses and individuals to wear red and donate £1 to help facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education for young people and adults.

More information can be found online at