469 (16.7% INCREASE COMPARED TO 2015/16)

Previous seasons for comparison:

2012/13: 77 INCIDENTS
2013/14: 284 INCIDENTS
2014/15: 393 INCIDENTS
2015/16: 402 INCIDENTS

TYPE OF DISCRIMINATION:

Race – 225 (48%), HBT (Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic) – 98 (21%), Faith – 81 (17%), Gender – 42 (9%), Disability – 14 (3%), Other – 9 (2%)

AREA OF GAME:

Social media – 197 (42%), Professional game – 194 (41%), Grassroots – 78 incidents (17%

For the purposes of this report, professional game covers all Premier League, EFL and non-league clubs and leagues down to Step 4 of the National League System

PROFESSIONAL GAME INCIDENTS – INVOLVING FANS

194 incidents

Type of discrimination: Race – 105 (54%), Faith – 41 (21%), HBT – 34 (18%), Gender – 6 (3%), Disability – 3 (2%), Other – 5 (2%).

PROFESSIONAL GAME INCIDENTS – INVOLVING PARTICIPANTS (PLAYERS, MANAGERS AND CLUB STAFF)

12 incidents

Type of discrimination: Race – 4 (33%) , Gender – 3 (25%), HBT – 2 (17%), Disability – 2 (17%), Faith – 1 (8%).

GRASSROOTS INCIDENTS

78 incidents

Type of discrimination: Race – 48 (62%), Faith – 8 (10%), HBT – 7 (9%), Disability – 6 (8%), Sexism – 4 (5%), Other – 5 (6%).

SOCIAL MEDIA INCIDENTS (FOOTBALL-RELATED DISCRIMINATION)

197 incidents

Type of discrimination: Race – 71 (36%), HBT – 58 (29%), Gender – 32 (16%), Faith – 31 (16%), Disability – 5 (3%).