• Sat
  • Dec 27, 2014
  • Updated: 3:00am
SportSoccer
SOCCER

Mobile apps to report racism in English football

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 2:16pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 2:19pm

English football’s main anti-racism organisation is working on creating a mobile phone application for players to report abuse.

Kick It Out released details Wednesday of an app for fans to lodge complaints about racist abuse at matches from the start of the new season in August.

In a survey of 5,463 fans by Kick It Out, 75 per cent said that discriminatory language and behaviour among supporters is still a problem at matches in Britain.

Work is also underway with the Professional Footballers’ Association to develop a more secure app just for players.

There also has been a resurgence of racism among players at matches in England in recent years, notably with bans for Chelsea captain John Terry and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

 

Share

Related topics

For unlimited access to:

SCMP.com SCMP Tablet Edition SCMP Mobile Edition 10-year news archive
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Login

SCMP.com Account

or