Luton Town Football Club are delighted to support Kick It Out’s campaign tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour at football stadia.
As a club the Town are totally committed to stamping out discrimination in all forms within the stadium at Kenilworth Road and give our full backing to Kick It Out’s #CALLFULLTIMEONHATE campaign.
Pictured above are members of our stewarding workforce who have all been issued with pocket-sized guidelines on what to do if any such behaviour is reported to them.
The Hatters’ senior operations manager Kevan Platt said: “It is important to us as a football club that we take every possible step towards ensuring that Kenilworth Road is a welcoming environment for all supporters to watch their football.
“The pocket guide is there for all of our matchday staff to refer to and act upon should anyone be seen or heard directing not just homophobic, biphobic and transphobic abuse, but racial abuse and any other form of discrimination.”
Ground regulations state that “racial abuse and homophobic abuse, chanting or harassment is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the ground. The club may impose a ban for one or more matches”.
If you see any behaviour that you believe is discriminatory, please report it to a steward nearby or use Kick It Out’s free reporting app that can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play (as detailed in the back of every matchday programme).
You can also report discrimination via the following means:
Kick It Out – www.kickitout.org
Just A Ball Game? – www.justaballgame.co.uk
The FA and County FAs – www.thefa.com
True Vision – www.report-it.org.uk