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Name Kick it Out
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Job xxxx Football NGO
Desc Kick it Out is a UK-based anti-racism charity

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Location England

2018 01 15 Retrieve

[Kick It Out have released a statement on Regis’s death, expressing shock at the loss of a pioneer] Kick It Out is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of former West Bromwich Albion forward Cyrille Regis at the age of 59. Cyrille was a pioneer of English football, becoming one of the first iconic Black players of the professional game, alongside former Albion team-mates Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson. Following his career, Cyrille was a great supporter of the organisation’s work helping to tackle racism in the sport, kindly donating his time and efforts to Kick It Out on numerous occasions

2019 08 15 Retrieve

[Kick it Out has condemned the disgusting alleged racist abuse aimed at Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham in the wake of Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup loss to Liverpool] Such abuse is now increasingly predictable, but no less disgusting. We send our support to Tammy and reiterate our call for Twitter and other social companies to clamp down on this level of abuse. This is a call to action - we want to know what they are going to do to tackle this insidious problem

2019 08 16 Retrieve

[Twitter believe they have made significant progress to stopping racism on their platform] We continue to take action on any account that violates the Twitter Rules. We welcome people to freely express themselves on our service, however, as outlined in our Hateful Conduct Policy, users cannot promote violence against, threaten or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity or other protected groups. We remain deeply committed to improving the health of the conversation on the service and in that respect, we continue to prioritise the safety of our users

2019 08 16b Retrieve

[Twitter believe they have made significant progress to stopping racism on their platform. Kick It Out have been unconvinced by the efforts made on various social media platforms] Last night we received reports of racist abuse at Tammy Abraham on social media after Chelsea’s Uefa Super Cup match. Such abuse is now increasingly predictable, but no less disgusting. We send our support to Tammy and reiterate our call for Twitter and other social media companies to clamp down on this level of abuse. This is a call to action - we want to know what they are going to do to tackle this insidious problem

2019 08 20 Retrieve

[Paul Pogba: Manchester United vows to take action after star targeted by racist abuse on social media] The latest round of fixtures have seen unwarranted and vile racist abuse sent to players. This time Reading’s Yakou Meite and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. The number of posts such as these since the start of the season further highlights how discriminatory abuse online is out of control. Without immediate and the strongest possible action these cowardly acts will continue to grow

2019 08 30 Retrieve

[What is Kick It Out?] [We aim] to significantly increase the awareness of inclusion and diversity, and the consequences of inappropriate behaviour across all levels of football. We aim to actively share good practice, critical actions, and partnership working to empower and support football organisations to develop their own responsibility towards greater equity and fairness. We aim to clearly show the importance of exposing inequalities and the positive value and impact that can be made through collective preventative action

[How Kick It Out responds to and deals with incidents] Last night we received reports of racist abuse at Tammy Abraham on social media after Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup match. Such abuse is now increasingly predictable, but no less disgusting. We send our support to Tammy and reiterate our call for Twitter and other social media companies to clamp down on this level of abuse. This is a call to action – we want to know what they are going to do to tackle this insidious problem

[After Manchester United midfielder Pogba missed a penalty against Wolves, he also received a high volume of racist comments on Twitter] Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and any other civil society stakeholders interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK. We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners in this space but we know we need to do more to protect our users. Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it

2019 10 15 Retrieve

[Kick It Out says UEFA have ‘failed’ to combat racism after ‘sickening’ abuse toward England in Bulgaria] We are sickened by the disgusting racist abuse directed at England men’s team tonight by Bulgaria supporters – including TV footage which appeared to show Nazi salutes and monkey noises. We applaud Gareth Southgate, his staff and players for the actions taken in reporting the abhorrent abuse, and offer our full support to the entire squad, their families and anyone affected by those appalling scenes

We are encouraged that the protocol was initially enforced by the match officials, but UEFA must explain why players weren’t sent to the dressing room during Step Two, as is clearly stated in the rules. TV footage also clearly shows that racist abuse continued in the second half, so it is unacceptable that Step Three was not enforced. This match should have been abandoned by the officials. It’s now time for UEFA to step up and show some leadership. For far too long, they have consistently failed to take effective action.

The fact Bulgaria are already hosting this game with a partial stadium closure for racist abuse shows that UEFA’s sanctions are not fit for purpose. There can be no more pitiful fines or short stadium bans. If UEFA care at all about tackling discrimination – and if the Equal Game campaign means anything – then points deductions and tournament expulsion must follow

2019 10 29 Retrieve

[Kick It Out has demanded an overhaul in UEFA’s disciplinary process in response to incidents of racist abuse] We are disheartened, but not surprised, to learn of UEFA’s response to the racist abuse directed at England players. In our view, they have missed another opportunity to send an uncompromising message on racism and discrimination. The current sanctions, however ‘tough’ UEFA think they may be, are clearly not working and leave victims with little faith in their ability to prevent abusive behaviour. We feel UEFA’s entire disciplinary process in response to racial discrimination should be overhauled and urge them to explain the decision-making process behind their sanctions for incidents of discrimination

2019 12 07 Retrieve

[Anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out also released a statement after the incident of racist monkey taunt in direction of Lingard & Fred] We have been inundated with reports of alleged racist abuse from a number of individuals during this evening’s Manchester Derby. We will be contacting both clubs to offer our support and hope swift action is taken to identify the offenders

2020 05 12 Retrieve

[Ex-Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor also received a racist message on Instagram, leading anti-discrimination body Kick It Out to say it was ‘appalled’] Racial hate speech and violent threats are totally unacceptable but have become sadly normalised on social media. Whilst we continue to collaborate with social media platforms to ensure a safer user experience for all, these cases should be investigated by law enforcement and the abusers should face criminal sanctions