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EFL Statement

7 April 2019

The EFL was saddened, disappointed and angered to hear of further reports of alleged racism following the conclusion of some matches on Saturday afternoon.

It was exceptionally disappointing that this happened as Clubs up and down the country were raising awareness of such issues as part of Kick it Out’s Week of Action.

We remain fully committed to continuing to work alongside The FA and Premier League as well as other relevant parties to ensure that football provides a welcoming environment for supporters attending matches and those participating in them. 

We cannot, and will not, accept this type of behaviour inside our stadiums, as we know our Clubs won’t.

Our work with all EFL Clubs continues and we will assess and develop our role in this area through our established Equality Code of Practice, our League-wide Inclusion Plan and our ongoing dedicated security operations, enhancing these where necessary.

These initiatives deliver best practice advice and guidance for tackling all forms of discrimination and hate crime in stadiums, while we also continue to collaborate with Kick it Out to ensure we eradicate this reprehensible behaviour from our game.

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