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My Club, My Shirt: Bristol Rovers fans captured for posterity

The breadth and diversity of Bristol Rovers’ fanbase is being celebrated in a new portrait exhibition created to mark the launch of the club’s new shirt – the latest club to participate in Fans for Diversity’s ‘My Club, My Shirt’ project.

Here’s how you can report racist abuse

While last night the vast majority of football supporters saw a talented young team fight its way to the Euro 2020 final, some pathetic individuals saw an opportunity to throw online racist abuse at those very same players.

Leeds mural celebrates anti-racism work of “The Chief”

Leeds United fans have unveiled a new mural of one of their cult heroes to celebrate diversity in the city in a project funded by the Fans for Diversity campaign.

My Club, My Shirt: AFC Wimbledon fan portraits captured in exhibition

Earlier this summer, the ‘My Club, My Shirt’ photography initiative reached its second club – as AFC Wimbledon fans were captured by photographer Chris Floyd.

Proud Allies: Blades’ fans launch allyship campaign

FSA affiliates and LGBT+ group at Sheffield United, the Rainbow Blades, have launched a campaign to help fans become ‘allies’ of their fellow supporters.

Fan-led Review: “Diversity must be central to reform”

Yesterday the Government’s Fan-led Review of football governance was told by representatives from the Fans for Diversity campaign about the need to embed ‘equality, diversity and inclusion’ (EDI) into future reforms of the game.

FSA & Kick It Out call on fans to back players’ taking the knee

Alongside Kick It Out, English football’s equality and inclusion organisation, the FSA is calling on England fans to stop the boos, support the team and applaud players taking the knee.

Free Lions: Support the team, support the players

For almost 25 years now, the Free Lions team have been following England home and away providing England fans with on-the-ground support and information through our Fans’ Embassy service. They’re no strangers to the controversies surrounding the Three Lions’ support and today have issued the following comment on the pre-match booing of the England players before their fixture against Romania…

Joint statement: Online Safety Bill

English football welcomes the announcement of the Online Safety Bill in today’s Queen’s Speech and we are calling for it to be enacted in legislation as soon as possible.

How can fans report online abuse?

Not all supporters know how to report hate crime incidents, be they online or at the match, so we thought it would be useful to explain how.

MPs football group tackles homophobia in football

To mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, both the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Football Supporters and for Global LGBT+ Rights invites FSA members to a joint panel on LGBT+ representation, and combatting discrimination, in football.

Ramadan 2021: Fans bridge gaps with Muslim players

Ramadan 2021 has seen a first for English football: a break in play to allow a footballer to break their fast.

#StopOnlineAbuse – FSA joins social media boycott

Social media companies must do more to stop online abuse. That is why this weekend we are coming together with English football and other sports and organisations, to boycott social media and demand change.

English football announces social media boycott 

The FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, Women in Football and the Football Supporters’ Association will unite for a social media boycott from 3pm on Friday 30th April to 11.59pm on Monday 3rd May, in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football. 

Fans for Diversity: Work breaking down barriers goes on

The Fans for Diversity campaign has been working with supporters throughout lockdown to break down barriers to football and tackle discrimination – here we talk to campaign lead Anwar Uddin (Aldershot Town assistant manager in his spare time) about the work that’s been going on.

My City, My Shirt

Led by Anwar Uddin with our partners at Kick It Out, the Fans for Diversity campaign works in a number of ways to highlight the experiences of supporters from all walks of life and to make football a welcoming place for everyone. This can range from creating fan groups to hosting events, improving accessibility at grounds or education projects.

Fans for Diversity: A look back on Black History Month

The FSA and Kick It Out’s joint Fans for Diversity campaign celebrated Black History Month by interviewing pioneering coach Alena Moulton and reminding everyone of the importance of the Jack Leslie Campaign.  

FSA statement: Players taking the knee

The FSA reaffirms our clear and unequivocal opposition to racism and all forms of discrimination.

Fans for Diversity fund: Make your idea a reality

Since its inception, Fans for Diversity has helped establish more than 150 fan groups across the country and continues to assist supporters during the pandemic.

#TakeAStand calls for fans to back anti-discrimination action

The FSA is supporting Kick It Out’s latest campaign, Take A Stand, which is calling for action in the fight against discrimination in football.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe