Banner image

Author

Ed Lewis

Ed Lewis writes

Posted Tuesday, April 10th 2018

Ashton Gate to support Kick It Out campaign

City host Birmingham City at Ashton Gate tonight and the fixture is dedicated to the work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation (kick-off 7.45pm).

Since 1993, Kick It Out has worked throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, celebrate diversity and inclusion, and campaign for positive change.

Despite the progress made since then, Kick It Out’s reporting statistics show that incidents of discrimination continue to increase and they cannot tackle the issue alone.

That’s why the organisation is asking for the help of supporters to report any discriminatory abuse they see or hear – whether that’s related to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation – in and around Ashton Gate tonight or in the future.

Throughout the 2017/18 season, Kick It Out has been raising awareness of the procedures in place for supporters to report any discrimination they witness or suffer at a professional game, non-league, grassroots or even online.

The easiest way to report is to download the Kick It Out app which allows users to confidentially report incidents of discrimination seen or heard at a football match or online.

The app, which is available to download for FREE on iPhone or Android, allows users the ability to attach video, photo and audio evidence to complaints to aid investigations into discriminatory abuse and behaviour at matches. Users can also report incidents of football-related discrimination to Kick It Out on social media.

Reporting via the app is confidential, and sits alongside the organisation’s well-established methods of reporting, including via email and Freephone. Supporters can contact Kick It Out on 0800 169 9414 or by emailing info@kickitout.org.

Further information is available at kickitout.org – or download the app here (Apple) or here (Android).

Tickets for this evening's Sky Bet Championship fixture remain on general sale and the match is pay on the night for home supporters.

FIND YOUR SEAT

Related News

Bucket collection in aid of Pituitary Foundation

Bucket collection in aid of Pituitary Foundation

Posted: Monday, April 9th 2018

Amputee football sessions with Community Trust

Amputee football sessions with Community Trust

Posted: Monday, April 9th 2018

Community engagement for City stars

Community engagement for City stars

Posted: Thursday, April 5th 2018

Free race night for City Foundation members

Free race night for City Foundation members

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th 2018

Latest News

International Watch: June 2021

International Watch: June 2021

Posted: Saturday, June 19th 2021

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

The Robins Foundation tackle loneliness

The Robins Foundation tackle loneliness

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Planning Application Submitted For Sporting Quarter
Bristol Sport icon

Planning Application Submitted For Sporting Quarter

Plans for a new Sporting Quarter at Ashton Gate have now been submitted to Bristol City Council.

Posted: Monday, June 21st 2021 • Bristol Sport

Capon, Randall and Malins named in England squad for summer series
Rugby icon

Capon, Randall and Malins named in England squad for summer series

Harry Randall, Will Capon and Max Malins have been named in Eddie Jones’ updated 36-player England squad as they continue preparations for their summer series of fixtures.

Posted: Sunday, June 20th 2021 • Rugby

Academy trio star in England U20 comeback win
Rugby icon

Academy trio star in England U20 comeback win

Jack Bates, Deago Bailey and Alex Groves all featured as England U20 Men produced a stunning second half comeback to begin their 2021 Six Nations campaign with a win against France.

Posted: Sunday, June 20th 2021 • Rugby

Report: Bristol Bears 36-43 Harlequins
Rugby icon

Report: Bristol Bears 36-43 Harlequins

Bristol Bears squandered a 28-point lead to lose a mind-blowing Gallagher Premiership semi-final to Harlequins after extra time.

Posted: Saturday, June 19th 2021 • Rugby

Video: Lam talks to media after defeat
Rugby icon

Video: Lam talks to media after defeat

Pat Lam reflected on the extra-time loss to Harlequins as Bristol Bears exited the competition at the semi-final stage.

Posted: Saturday, June 19th 2021 • Rugby