Kick It Out celebrates 20 years of campaigning for equality and inclusion in football. Yet the year began with a high-profile incident on the continent leading to AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng taking the unprecedented step of walking off the pitch after he was racially abused in a friendly match against Pro Patria. His actions resulted in him being asked to join an anti-racism task force set up by FIFA in light of the incident.

Kick It Out launches new app which allows fans to report discriminatory incidents when in a football setting.

‘English Football’s Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan’ is introduced by The FA to address issues and incidents of discrimination in English football and encourage greater inclusion across the game.

FIFA’s member countries approve new anti-racism measures with a 99% majority at its congress in Mauritius.