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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.

Why so few British Asians in football?

Despite making up around 7% of the UK population, currently only 0.3% of professional footballers are of British Asian origin. In a new survey, we are looking to get fans’ views on why they think this is, and what can and should be done to improve representation from the British Asian community. 

“Be as authentic as possible” says leading female black coach

Liverpool and Derby County fan Alena Moulton, who is now head coach at Stoke City women, is one of only two black female managers in the top three tiers of the women’s game.

Jack Leslie campaign: “Time has long passed – he deserves recognition”

Earlier this year we told you about the Jack Leslie campaign – a movement to get a pioneering black player recognised with a new statue outside Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park.

Fans for Diversity’s Football Voices: “This is nothing like what I’d been told”

As part of our work to promote the voices you might not regularly hear from in football our Fans for Diversity campaign officer Maria Ryder has spoken to two women from different backgrounds to learn more about their experiences as football fans…

Blades Against Racism: campaign launched following McGoldrick abuse

Sheffield United fanzine DEM Blades has launched an anti-racism campaign in response to online racist abuse aimed at club forward David McGoldrick.

Fans For Diversity: “Do the right thing, even when no-one is watching”

Racism has been a huge talking point in recent months and, while football has thankfully moved on from the 1970s and 80s when groups like the National Front tried to use the terraces as a place to recruit members, that doesn’t mean supporters can rest on our laurels. 

Jack Leslie Campaign: “Time for supporters to know his name”

As debates rage around the nation’s statuary, Plymouth Argyle fans are fighting to get one of their greatest players honoured. Here Matt Tiller tells us about the Jack Leslie Campaign, a movement to get a pioneering black player recognised at Home Park…

Fans for Diversity FIFA 20 tournament a big hit

While the coronavirus lockdown has stopped professional sport in its tracks, football has joined the likes of F1 and cycling in using e-sports to fill the void. 

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