Former Trinidad and Tobago and Newcastle goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has received that city’s Freedom of City award.
Hislop who represented the toons between 1995 and 1998 was given the honour for his role in forming the anti racism charity, “Show Racism the red card”..
His decision to help fight discrimination followed an incident in which he was subjected to racist insults at a gas station, before the youngsters abusing him recognised him and asked for his autograph.
Hislop who was happy to receive the award said he believes football is one of the best avenues to promote anti- racism…
The Show Racism the Red Card honorary president says on the field we are united in victory and defeat, and believes because football teaches us unity, we can fight racism together.