West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce was honoured at Show Racism the Red Card's third Hall of Fame event at Parliament this week.

The event centred around an award ceremony to induct supporters, patrons and sponsors of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign into the Hall of Fame under five different categories.

Big Sam was one of four managers to be honoured, alongside Newcastle United chief Alan Pardew, Northampton Town boss Aidy Boothroyd and former Scotland manager Alex McLeish.

'Role Models' who received awards were stand up comedian Ava Vidal, Premier League Referee Chris Foy, presenter of the Football League Show Manish Bhasin, Former Arsenal winger Perry Groves and ex-West Bromwich Albion defender Darren Moore.

League Two outfit Dagenham and Redbridge, Unison Assistant General secretary Liz Snape, the Hilton in the Community Foundation and the building society Nationwide were also given awards for being dedicated 'Supporters of the Campaign'.

Professional footballers were recognised too, including Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe, Wigan's Emmerson Boyce, England's most capped player Rachel Yankey, Everton Ladies goalkeeper Rachel Brown and the PFA's Director of Community John Hudson.

For their Commitment to Education, ex-Norwich City and Watford defender Clint Easton, former Charlton Athletic and Southend United defender Osei Sankofa, ex-Leicester City striker Trevor Benjamin and Redbridge Council's Diversity Programme Manager, Mike O'Hanlon were inducted too.

Guest presenters at the event included Gordon Taylor of the PFA, film director Ken Loach and Hammers legend Sir Trevor Brooking.

Allardyce commented: "I'm delighted to collect this award. For more years than I care to remember we've used our community campaigns to support Show Racism the Red Card.

"It was a pleasure to attend the event and I want to thank everyone, especially the volunteers and workers behind the scenes, for the hard work they put in to promote the good work of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign. It was great to see how far Show Racism the Red Card has come and how much it has achieved.

"I must add that I travel all over Europe while I look for players. For all the criticism we get in the UK, I think we've done the most. There is still a long way to go but I go to many countries all over Europe and we've progressed so far we should be proud of campaigns like this. An event like the one on Tuesday shows everyone that we are moving in the right direction."

Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive Ged Grebby said: "This is Show Racism the Red Card's third Hall of Fame event in our 17-year history. The last major Hall of Fame occasion was in 2008 at 10 Downing Street. We are delighted to be at the Speaker's Residence for this year's ceremony.

"The Hall of Fame is a way of thanking some of our key supporters, patrons and sponsors for all the work they have done for our charity over many years.

"We are particularly pleased at the turn out for this year's Hall of Fame event, having so many high profile managers and supporters attending.

"At a time when both Islamophobia and anti-migrant racism are on the increase, it is vital for anti racism campaigners to increase their profile."