Former Newcastle United goalkeeper and co-founder of Show Racism the Red Card Shaka Hislop has received an honorary degree from Newcastle University.
The former Trinidad and Tobago international was recognised with an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree for his significant contribution to anti-racist education.
Shaka, who made 55 appearances for Newcastle founded the anti-racism education charity Show Racism the Red Card 26 years ago along with current CEO with Ged Grebby.
Hislop said: “Newcastle, as a city, has given me so much that I am proud of. It was Newcastle United FC that gave me the opportunity to live my wildest boyhood dream of playing football at the highest level. My eldest daughter was born at the RVI.
“I often say that Show Racism the Red Card couldn't have been founded anywhere else. Receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Newcastle University, especially in Civil Law, in recognizing the work that Show Racism the Red Card has gone on to do, the difference the campaign has made over the years, is an honour I never expected.
“Dr Martin Luther King was also bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate from Newcastle University in 1967, I am humbled to follow in his footsteps. I am proud to be forever associated with the legacy that Newcastle University represents in the fight for social justice and the march to equality.”