Kick It Out to release mobile app to combat racism at matches

The anti-discrimination organisation is set to launch the tool, which will allow fans at games to anonymously report incidents to the clubs involved and the Football Association
Kick It Out is set to launch a new mobile phone app that will enable fans to report racism at football games.

The app, released in conjunction with the anti-discrimination organisation's 'Week of Action' to further increase awareness of their work, which gets under way on Tuesday, offers supporters the ability to send anonymous reports about incidents they witness, with the clubs in question and the Football Association both receiving copies.

Chairman Lord Herman Ouseley also praised the work done by his organisation as they enter their 20th year.

"Kick It Out has helped to alter the landscape of the game," he told the press, "further to steps taken by the governing bodies, the leagues, clubs, players, managers and supporters. Our essential tasks are to educate, raise awareness and campaign for equality.

"Legislation has been brought in to help deal with the harassment and criminality associated with the game.

"It is a tribute to all who are working to bring about the changes that we can look optimistically and enthusiastically at the next generation of young players and fans to carry forward a better code of acceptable conduct and less hateful attitudes."