Kick It Out continues its celebration for its 20th anniversary with the culmination of its inaugural ‘Season of Action’, with clubs from across the Football League and Premier League supporting the organisation with games dedicated to its work during the 2013/14 campaign.

2014 begins in controversy after Nicolas Anelka is charged by The FA after making a ‘quenelle’ gesture, which has antisemitic connotations, during a goal celebration. Anelka is eventually fined and banned for 5 games by The FA, as well as being suspended by his club West Bromwich Albion.

Raise Your Game, Kick It Out’s national mentoring and leadership conference, is hosted at Wembley Stadium for the first time whilst Women’s Raise Your Game takes place at West Ham’s Upton Park.

Kick It Out host its 20th Anniversary Dinner with guests including former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Martin Luther King III, among others.

Following the success of the 2013/14 season, the organisation launches its second ‘Season of Action’, focusing on grassroots activity in 2014/15.

Kick It Out launches its new Education Programme in September, supported by funds raised from the Anniversary Dinner, to promote awareness of the positive influence football can have in communities, but also addressing issues of discrimination and exclusion.