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Church of Scotland supports anti-bigotry football campaign

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Church of Scotland Moderator has given his seal of approval to Nil by Mouth’s Kiss Bigotry Goodbye campaign

The moderator of the Church of Scotland has signed up to a charity campaign aimed at celebrating difference and challenging bigotry in football.

Rev Dr Angus Morrison gave his seal of approval to Nil by Mouth’s Kiss Bigotry Goodbye campaign while taking in the recent Cowdenbeath versus Dunfermline match at Central Park.

Rev Morrison showed his support by posing for a photograph with fellow Church of Scotland minister and journalist Ron Ferguson and Cowdenbeath mascot Bluebell.

The campaign calls on people to take photographs at games showing what they love about football and sharing them on social media.

Nil by Mouth campaign director Dave Scott said: “We are delighted that the moderator has taken the time to support our campaign and remind people of the enjoyment football can bring to people across the country.

“We are also grateful to Ron Ferguson for his support over the last few years. He has always been a powerful advocate of the power of sport to bring people together and he made sure the Moderator was up to speed on our work.

“We have been blown away by the level of support Kiss Bigotry Goodbye has received and hope to secure support to take it on tour across Scotland over the first three months of 2016.

“Our message is simple – Love football, Banish Bigotry.”