News – Football

  • Kick It Out launches #KlickItOut campaign to tackle football-related social media abuse

    26 May 2016 by CST

    Kick It Out has launched a new social media campaign to tackle discrimination in football on the internet. Klick It Out was launched today and will continue throughout the 2016 European Championships being held in France. Kick It Out works to end discrimination and racism, including antisemitism, in football and is now focused on challenging it online.

  • Kick It Out launches brochure to combat antisemitism

    3 Feb 2016 by CST

    Kick It Out, the football focused anti-discrimination organisation, has launched a brochure to help fans tackle antisemitism in football. The brochure, Playing the Game: Reporting Antisemitism in Football, has been created in partnership with the Community Security Trust and Maccabi GB. It includes statistics of antisemitism in football for the 2014/2015 season and encourages users to report antisemitic abuse to both CST and Kick It Out.  

  • Majority of faith based discrimination in football is antisemitic

    4 Sep 2015 by CST

    New figures released by the anti-discrimination in football campaign, Kick It Out,  shows a rise of 21% in the number of incidents in football of discriminatory language and an increase in the number of complaints received. The figures show that 57% of incidents reported relate to racial abuse, whilst the other incidents relate to abuse based on sexual orientation, faith, sexism and abuse targeting disabled people. Of the faith based discrimination, the majority of incidents reported were antisemitic in nature, with three reports of Islamophobia. The Chairman of the Kick It Out campaign, Lord Ouseley, blamed the rise on the increasingly negative rhetoric surrounding immigration and minorities.

  • Kick It Out Launches App to Tackle Racism in Football

    13 Aug 2015 by CST

    Following a series of racist incidents, including the footage that emerged of Chelsea supporters pushing a black man off the Paris Metro, football’s anti-discrimination campaign, Kick It Out, has launched a new mobile app to enable fans to report racist abuse. 

  • Scale of online abuse in football revealed

    17 Apr 2015 by Dave Rich

    Football's anti-discrimination group Kick It Out have published research that shows the scale of online abuse of Premier League players and clubs this season. They found over 134,000 abusive tweets, posts and comments, of which 28% were racist and 9% were antisemitic.

  • Antisemitic chants marr Dutch football match

    8 Apr 2015 by CST

    Dutch authorities are investigating reports of fans reportedly chanting antisemitic slogans at a top flight football match in Holland.

  • Awards for combating racism in football

    11 Mar 2015 by CST

    Samuel Eto’o and the FARE network were presented with the European Medal of Tolerance by European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation president Dr Moshe Kantor at a gala event in London this week.