Poor behaviour in football is increasing. Prejudice is on the rise. Discrimination is ruining our game
We’re calling on all clubs, leagues, coaches, players, spectators to join together with us to put an end to discrimination in the grassroots game. For those people who behave with racism, sexism or homophobia the message is clear. Enough is enough.
When we know it has happened, we can take the actions needed to improve behaviour through a range of punishments:
• Players will be removed from play and suspended
• Teams can have points deducted
• Grounds can be closed for repeat offenders
Together we can end hate in football
Spread the word that it will be punished. Share with your players, with your teams and with everyone across your club, including volunteers, parents and supporters.
For everyone across grassroots football, the message is clear. Enough is enough.
How do I report hate?
Tell us when it happens, and we’ll tackle it. Together we can put an end to discrimination in the grassroots game.
You’ll be making a big difference by reporting abusive behaviour whenever you see it or hear it. This can be reported at any time, even after the match has finished. To make it easy, there are four ways of doing this.
You can tell the match official, report it to us at Hertfordshire FA, use the Kick it Out App or report it via The FA website.
For more information on how the whole of football is united in tackling discrimination and how you can play your part, follow the link below.
Match officials who become aware of discriminatory abuse in the course of a game should follow the process outlined in this guidance document.