The FA have launched four short animated films detailing exactly what to do if you come across discrimination while attending Chelsea matches.
The films, available to view on www.thefa.com, are being distributed widely across professional and grassroots football, and bring to life the animations of Paul ‘You Are the Ref’ Trevillion.
They are narrated by former Chelsea left-back, Graeme Le Saux and Dion Dublin.
Le Saux, who made 312 appearances for the Blues over the course of two spells at Stamford Bridge, highlighted the importance of addressing this issue in football.
‘I was delighted to be involved in presenting these films on behalf of The FA,’ he said. ‘When discrimination takes place at any level of the game, we need to ensure we can take positive action, and the best means of ensuring that is to encourage players and supporters to report it.
‘These films will help explain to players and supporters the importance of reporting discrimination and highlight the many ways in which they can do so.’
Lord Herman Ouseley, chair of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, said:
‘Kick It Out welcomes any material that will increase knowledge among players and supporters of how to report discriminatory incidents which occur across the professional game and grassroots level.
‘These films need to gain maximum exposure and be disseminated as widely as possible so that awareness of the reporting procedures reaches all the game’s stakeholders throughout the country.
‘The free downloadable Kick It Out app features in the films and offers a quick, easy and discreet way of reporting incidents anonymously. Kick It Out encourages The FA to continue producing information on the reporting procedures to ensure equality can be achieved by all.’
Darren Bailey, The FA’s director of football governance and regulation said: ‘The FA has worked collaboratively to instil confidence in its reporting processes.
‘We encourage anyone involved in the game who has witnessed or experienced any form of discriminatory abuse to report it.’
The films, which are all subtitled, can be viewed by visiting www.thefa.com where information booklets explaining each film can be downloaded for free.Click here for more.