Bradford City AFC want to ensure our club is open and welcoming for everyone. Everyone regardless of their background should be able to enjoy matches in a safe and welcoming environment. Instilling confidence in reporting discrimination allows us to tackle discrimination and eliminate it from our game.
When discriminatory behaviour takes place, those who witness it – or are the victim of it – need to be able to report it quickly, and to the right people. The reporting process needs to be easy and confidential. Plus, those who make reports must be confident that their concerns or experiences will be heard and, where necessary, dealt with promptly and appropriately.
What is discriminatory behaviour?
Discriminatory abuse includes a reference to any one or more of the following ‘protected characteristics’, covered by the Equality Act, 2010:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion and belief
- Sex (gender)
- Sexual orientation
If you see or hear discrimination at Bradford City AFC club, whether it be on the pitch, at the training ground or in the stands, please use the Kick It Out app to report it or alternatively use our confidential text (07949 814243) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) services which can be used to directly communicate with the matchday staff at the club.
Alternatively, you can report any incidents after the game or that you have witnessed online directly to the club by emailing email@example.com.
When providing information please don’t forget to include:
- Who you are and your contact details
- What happened, where, when, the game/league/people involved
- Why you think this event constitutes discrimination