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Reporting Discrimination

EFL want to ensure the game is open and welcoming for everyone. Everyone regardless of their background should be able to enjoy EFL matches and competitions in a safe and welcoming environment. Instilling confidence in reporting discrimination allows us to tackle discrimination and eliminate it from our game.   

When discriminatory behaviour takes place, those who witness it – or are the victim of it – need to be able to report it quickly, and to the right people. The reporting process needs to be easy and confidential. Plus, those who make reports must be confident that their concerns or experiences will be heard and, where necessary, dealt with promptly and appropriately.

What is discriminatory behaviour?

Discriminatory abuse includes a reference to any one 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

If you see or hear discrimination at an EFL club, whether it be on the pitch, at the training ground or in the stands, please use the Kick It Out app to report it or alternatively some clubs operate a text service, which can be used to directly communicate with the match day staff at the club. 

If you see or hear discrimination at one of our finals

The EFL liaise with Wembley to provide a text service for reporting information. This can be found on the back of each ticket. You can also use the Kick It Out app.

Alternatively, you can report any incidents after the game the game directly to the EFL via enquiries@EFL.com

When providing information please don’t forget to include:

  • Who you are and your contact details
  • What happened, where, when, the game/league/people involved
  • Why you think this event constitutes discrimination