New initiative calls on football to unite to tackle hate and discrimination at all levels of the game
As the new grassroots football season gets underway, Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, is calling on the people across the game to ‘Call Full Time On Hate’.
The new initiative, which will run throughout the 2016/17 season, calls on anyone in football – including those in the grassroots community – to report any form of discrimination, whilst aiming to highlight positive messages of inclusion from clubs, groups and individuals across the game.
Kick It Out has been tackling discrimination, promoting equality and supporting victims of discrimination in football for over 20 years and wants to see the game remain open and inclusive.
“Football is at the forefront of helping its fans, players and young people in their local communities to understand the damaging effects of prejudice and discriminatory abuse,” said Kick It Out chair Lord Herman Ouseley.
“Creating community cohesion through education, mixing and learning with and from each other through football is positive for the game as well as equality, diversity and inclusion.
“Call Full Time On Hate aims to ensure the game remains as inclusive and welcoming as possible and that it reiterates a zero tolerance approach to discrimination.”
Any form of discriminatory abuse and behaviour witnessed at football, from the professional game down to grassroots level, can be reported to Kick It Out. All reports are confidential.
The easiest way to report an incident is via the Kick It Out app – available to download on iPhone and Android – whilst users can also report incidents via email or a freephone telephone number.
The free Kick It Out app also allows users to attach video, photo and audio evidence to aid investigations. Users can also report incidents of football-related discrimination to Kick It Out on social media.
Spread the Kick It Out message around your football club this season by downloading or printing these handy posters for use on social media, club websites, clubhouses or changing room walls.
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