24.03.23 Kick It Out

Bristol Rovers' support for the EFL’s ‘Together’ month continues as we look to kick discrimination out of football.

Having already highlighted women’s inclusion this month with our dedicated Her Game Too fixture against Portsmouth at The Memorial Stadium, we now turn our attention towards diversity and anti-discrimination.

There is no place for discrimination in football, and we operate a zero-tolerance approach towards such behaviour.

If you wish to report any incidents of discrimination at a Rovers game, here's what you need to do:

On Matchday

  1. Text 07451 288910, giving full details of the incident and which stand, row and seat it took place, if possible. The text will be sent to the matchday safety team who will investigate via steward intervention as well as direct or remote observation.
  2. Speak to a club steward or other member of staff.

Social Media

We also encourage supporters to report any incidents witnessed on social media platforms that directly affect Bristol Rovers Football Club, its staff, players or supporters, by emailing redi@bristolrovers.co.uk, sharing details of the incident and screenshots of any offensive social media posts where possible.


Kick It Out - an organisation that aims to tackle racism and discrimination - said: "We are here to make sure football is a game for everyone – and that means putting equality and inclusion up front.

“We were set up to fight racism in football in 1993. In 1997, we expanded to tackle all forms of discrimination. Since the beginning, we’ve made huge progress on and off the pitch, leading the charge for positive change. We’ve done it by raising awareness, confronting issues, and helping our sport be better. 

“Today, we run education programmes for academy players, parents, and fans. We campaign to make sure football is always welcoming – to everyone. We support people from under-represented and minority communities to make a career in football and thrive. And we call out discrimination wherever it happens – from your local park to the Premier League to your social feed. 

“We all know Kick It Out shouldn’t have to exist. Our biggest hope is that, one day, football no longer needs us. But right now, we’re here to put an end to every form of discrimination. We won’t stop until it stops.”

To find out more about the work Kick It Out does, click HERE.

You can also click HERE to find out more about the EFL Together initiative.

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