Film star Tamer Hassan 'refuses to lose' Bromley charity football match
PUBLISHED: 16:15 14 September 2012 | UPDATED: 16:51 14 September 2012
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Crowds are in for a spicy affair next Sunday (23) as two celebrity teams go head to head in charity a football match that aims to show racism the red card.
Film star Tamer Hassan, 44, will captain an XI, including friend Danny Dyer, against rival Eastenders landlord Shane Richie’s men and has said he “refuses to lose”.
The match will be held at the home of Bromley FC, in Hayes Lane, and will feature celebrities such as Omid Djalili and Jeff Brazier, as well as ex-pros including Les Ferdinand.
Money raised through ticket sales will go towards charity Show Racism the Red Card.
Speaking ahead of the event, Tamer said: “Everyone knows there’s racism in sport, but we want kids to know race doesn’t really matter.
“My son is 21 and is playing football, he was racially abused by fans just last week. It can destroy you and it’s tough to get the best from little ones when they are down and frightened.”
Having recently returned from filming an up coming movie with Richard Gere, Tamer’s focus is now locked on Sunday’s game and he is determined to walk away with the bragging rights.
He confesses to being “the most competitive man you’ll meet” and is adamant that his team will come out all guns blazing for the first 45 minutes.
He said: “Anyone from Omid Djalili to Jason Euell have asked me to play and I have told them my best will go out for the first half.
“My team recently came back from 4-0 down to win in the last 20 minutes, so that just shows you how much I’ll be expecting.”
To book tickets for the match call the box office on 020 8460 5291 or visit www.butterfly-pr.co.uk/latestevents. Advanced tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for under 12s and £15 on the day for everyone.
Grab a copy of this week’s Bromley Times for the chance to win two tickets to the celebrity match.