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Tackling discrimination in football

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Kick It Out, football’s body for equality and inclusion publish their annual report with representation and vigilance as the focus.

Minister for Sport and the Olympics Hugh Robertson today joined with Kick It Out chair Lord Herman Ouseley and leading figures from the world of football to launch their annual report (pdf) and celebrate the One Game, One Community campaign, that took the inclusion message up and down the country in October.

“Kick It Out has made huge strides in the past 16 years, thanks in no small part from all the game’s key authorities joining us in a collective effort to root out unacceptable behaviour,” said Mr Ouseley. 

Celebrating diversity

Hosting the event, Mr Robertson said, “I applaud the important work Kick It Out has done to bring people together in diverse communities up and down the country. However there is still more that can be done. I want to see better representation for ethnic minorities at all levels in the game as I do right across the sporting landscape.”

Kick It Out is supported and funded by the game’s governing bodies, including the Professional Footballers Association, the Premier League and The Football Association.

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