Vital Football

Latest Burton Albion News

Football Discrimination On The Increase in 2017/18

Football Discrimination On The Increase in 2017/18

A recent report from Kick It Out has found that there has been a 38% increase in incidents of discrimination so far this season.

Incidents or racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination were discovered to be 38% higher at this stage of the season when compared to numbers recorded at this time last year.

Since August there have been 111 incidents with 64 occurring in the Premier League and 47 in the Championship, League One and League Two compared to 40 in the top flight and 29 in the EFL at this point last term.

Speaking to the BBC Chair of Kick It Out Lord Ouseley said that the rise in figures needed to be a 'wake up call to everyone in the sport' so that the progress that had been made wasn't taken for granted.

In publishing the figures, Kick It Out did acknowledge that a possible reason for the spike in figures could be attributed to how football authorities have now made it easier to report such incidents as the Kick It Out website can be used, as can a reporting app, email, phone, social media and not just 'telling a steward' anymore.

But if anything that shows how incidents were under reported previously.

Across all top four leagues as well as the top four tiers of non league football, the grassroots game and social media there is an increase of 59% and with 177 reports for 2016/17, Kick It Out have already received 282 complaints.

Racism remains the highest reported form of discrimination, followed by homophobia, biphobia and transphobia (HBT) and anti-Semitism. Disability, sexism and anti-Muslim hatred also feature.

Ouseley explained.

'Ultimately, tackling discrimination must be a collective effort. The leaders across all sections of society and football, as well as the broader public and football supporters themselves, need to take action, report discrimination and help us eradicate hatred.'

It must be pointed out however that clearly progress has been made, as although incidents reported in the top four tiers has increased, it has fallen as a percentage of reports for the professional game spreading down to step four of the National League system.

To learn more about Kick It Out please Click Here.

Bloggers

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday February 7 2018
Time: 7:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

Recent Burton Albion Articles

Which Championship Side Is Most Reliant On Home Form?

With the 2017/18 Championship season now finding itself in February as the campaign ticks towards May, which side are most reliant on the home form.

No Winter Break For The EFL

Earlier in the week the subject a winter break reappeared for the domestic game in this country, however the EFL have flatly ruled it out.

Championship PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Jan)

It's that time of the month again where Vital Football readers can help decide last month's PFA Player of the Month Award for the Championship.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (2/2/18)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Burton Albion Archived Articles

Vital Burton articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burton
Write For Vital Burton
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

What position do you think the Brewers need to strengthen?
Suggested By:
Attack41%
Midfield13%
Defence30%
Goalkeeper16%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Burton Albion Results (view all)

Burton Albion Fixtures

Vital Football Comment