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No one should have to deal with abuse at a match or online. But when discrimination does happen and you let us know, we get involved and stay involved until it’s resolved.

After you report discrimination to us, what happens depends on whether it happened at a professional match, at grassroots level or on social media.

But wherever it happens, we see the process through – contacting the authorities, keeping you updated, supporting the people affected and educating the people responsible.

By reporting it, you help end it.

And if you or someone you know has been the victim of discrimination, visit our support pages to find out more about the support we are able to offer. 

Let’s kick discrimination out of sport.

Reporting in the professional game

Professional Game New

Reporting at grassroots

If you’re a victim of abuse at grassroots level, or you see it happening, try to follow these steps:

  • Let the referee or official know straightaway
  • If you are the victim, it can help to seek support from a teammate or club member
  • If you have witnessed abuse, check in to see if the victim is OK.
  • At the end of the game, make sure the ref has recorded what’s happened.
  • Report the incident to us. You can also tell your FA and/or county FA - though we will contact them too. Here’s what happens next:
Grassroots Reporting Process

Social media

If you see abusive messages targeting professional footballers, report it and we’ll get on it.

Our social media reporting process