Discrimination has no place in football
That’s the same whether on or off the pitch, at the training ground or in the stands. We are committed to use our influence to end discrimination in football. As such, we take any news of discrimination in football extremely seriously. If you tell us about something, we will act promptly and respond appropriately. 

Using our influence we can put an end to discrimination in football

What counts as discrimination?

Discriminatory abuse can be a negative reference to any or more of the following ‘protected characteristics’ covered by the Equality Act 2010:

- Age
- Disability
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Race
- Religion and belief
- Sex (gender)
- Sexual orientation
Using our influence we can put an end to discrimination in football
How do I report discrimination?
If you’ve been a victim of discrimination, or you’ve witnessed somebody else being a victim of discrimination, please report it here. You’ll be asked to provide your details, along with details of the incident including who was involved, and where the incident occurred. 

Alternatively, you can also report it on the Kick It Out website.
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Kick it Out

A charity that tackles all types of discrimination in football, Kick it Out is here to help and improve the game.

What will happen after I report discrimination?
We act.
Once you’ve filled in the online report form on the England Football website and submitted it, the central FA team will share the case with the local CFA and oversee the process.

A CFA investigation then takes place. The evidence will be reviewed and a charge, if one is made, will be determined.

We’ll tackle it.
If a charge is made by the CFA, a disciplinary commission appointed by The FA will review the case.

The alleged offender will be asked for a response to the allegation, and all identified witnesses will be asked to make a statement too.

Once the disciplinary commission have completed the hearing, the offence is either proven or not proven. Any outcome would be subject to appeal.




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