The Huddersfield Junior Football League fully supports the aims and objectives of the Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football campaign.
Football provides us with a unique opportunity to show unity between people of different origins. However, the experience of many players from ethnic minority communities is one of abuse and harassment based on the colour of their skin.
Players, Referees and administrators are reminded that racist attack (such as name calling) on the field of play is a red card offence. Teams, leagues and individuals who are found to be engaging in racist abuse or harassment will face having their registration cancelled.
Players suffering racist abuse are encouraged to report it to referees on the field of play and to the Secretary or Chairman of their league. The County Football Association should be informed directly.
Racism in football is a problem that we all have a responsibility to address. Don’t let it ruin our game!