Last Wednesday 22nd October, the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) along with “Kick It Out” (KIO) hosted an open forum called “Football fans and anti-discrimination” at the Impact Hub, King’s Cross, London, to discuss diversity in football. The “Fans for Diversity” initiative challenges discrimination in all its forms, such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or attitudes towards disabled supporters.
The meeting mainly discussed racism as part of Football Against Racism Europe’s (FARE) Football People action weeks, which see thousands of anti-racist activities andinitiatives take place across Europe.
Chris Walker, a member of Blues Trust, attended the meeting and you can read his report in pdf format here.
FSF plans to hold further meetings on “Fans for Diversity”, one of which will probably be in Birmingham. We will let you know details when they are available.