An EFL spokesman said: "The EFL and its Clubs remain committed to ensuring that everyone attending or taking part in a football match feels safe, welcomed and included. Discrimination in any form is unacceptable and prejudiced behaviour at EFL fixtures will simply not be tolerated.”
This weekend's games
Ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, the EFL would also like to remind supporters of the following methods to report an incident:
1. Report it to a steward or Police Officer. Reporting incidents early helps Clubs to take immediate action.
2. Confidentially report it via the Kick It Out App, available on iPhone and Android
3. Report it to Kick it Out on Social media (@KickItOut), phone (0800 169 9414) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Via the Kick It Out website form at https://www.kickitout.org/forms/online-reporting-form
In line with the Premier League and the Football Association, the EFL uses a matchday protocol designed to support players, managers and match officials and ensure any abuse is effectively addressed and offenders are identified and dealt with efficiently by Clubs and authorities.
Work is continuing with stakeholders across the game to improve processes and procedures in place to address discrimination in stadiums, with commitments made to review how Clubs sanction and educate offenders, tackle under-representation across all levels of the game and improve training provisions for stewards to ensure they are best equipped to recognise and respond to issues as they arise.