Technological advancements have made it easier than ever to capture discriminatory behaviour on mobile phones and Kick It Out is urging football supporters to take advantage of such enhancements and report discrimination.
Participating in discriminatory actions can lead to punishments and where appropriate convictions.
Kick It Out's award-winning reporting app, which comes integrated within our own Boro Connect App or can be downloaded separately for Apple or Android, offers complainants the chance to attach video, photo and audio evidence to help support investigations into discriminatory incidents and behaviour across football, as well as the option of anonymity.
Use of the app increased 32% between 2013/14 and 2015/16, showing the increasing importance of instant reporting and evidence gathering.
Incidents at non-league and grassroots level, as well as football-related social media discrimination can also be reported via Kick It Out, who then take up the case with the respective authority, club or platform. Incidents of discrimination occurring to and from games can also be reported and passed to police authorities.
If you witness or are the victim of an incident and can safely do so, please report to Kick It Out. As well as reporting via the app, discrimination can also be reported via email@example.com or by calling 0800 169 9414.
The Kick It Out reporting app is integrated within our own Boro Connect App can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.