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Burnley Football Club endorses matchday 'Respect', and 'No Room For Racism

The Premier League and Burnley Football Club are making it clear there is No Room For Racism as we continue to work with other clubs, fans, the FA, EFL, PFA, Kick It Out and the police to tackle discrimination across all areas of football.

The League’s No Room For Racism campaign demonstrates its continued commitment to equality and diversity, using the power and popularity of the League to oppose racism in football.

Racism is not acceptable in our competition or the wider sport.

Reporting abuse or discrimination on or off the pitch Everyone attending or taking part in a football match has the right to feel safe, valued and included and we encourage supporters to continue to play their part in this.

If you witness racist or other discriminatory behaviour at a match or around a stadium, please report it to the police or a steward.

Burnley Football Club stand for 'One Club For All', and strive to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for ALL supporters and its employees.

If you experience or are witness to any offensive or discriminatory language here at Turf Moor, or at anytime feel unsafe or threatened you now have the opportunity to let security staff at the club know discretely.

Simply text 'CLARETS RESPECT', followed by details (area of the ground, their seat location, a brief description of the person/s and the offence being commited) to 66777.

This text will be directed anonomously through to the Burnley FC matchday security team who will investigate the report immediately. This may be via the stewarding team intervening, by direct observation or remote observation via security cameras which are placed around the stadium.

Alternatively, if you feel it is safe to do so please contact a matchday steward and provide as much detail as possible so it can be investigated by the matchday team.

If you feel it is better to report the incident after the match please feel free to contact the club directly by emailing slo@burnleyfc.com or Helen Tanner h.tanner@burnleyfc.com

Burnley Football Club like many organisations has a range of social media and digital channels.

We implore all users to use these pages with respect to both the club and other supporters. Burnley Football Club is proud to have a diverse fanbase, and racism or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

If you find any posts or comments on the club digital channels that break the rules please in the first instance report this via the relevant links on the social media channels themselves.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/263149623790594/

Twitter: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-report-violation

Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/372161259539444

YouTube: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802027

Burnley FC is committed to ensuring the wellbeing and safety of anyone in our care.

Children, Young People and adults at risk must be able to participate in our activities and events safely and without risk of harm.

For more information please CLICK HERE to go to our dedicated safeguarding webpage

Every Club has a Dedicated Football Officer (DFO) here at Burnley FC we have Ross Bosdorff, who has been a Police Officer for almost 20 years.

In 2018 Ross became the DFO for Burnley FC.

His role isnt just arresting and banning supporters although you will be aware that this does play a part from time to time. He is the link between Lancashire Police and the football club all year round creating risk assessments, monitoring intelligence and dealing with our supporter groups.

Ross works closely with all matchday staff, from the operations and safety officer to the stewarding teams, to Burnley in the Community and the supporter liaison and safeguarding teams.

Last November Ross and a colleague initiated the first hate crime in football conference which took place at Turf Moor and was a great success. This was the first of its kind in the UK.

Ross is available via the Clubs SLO slo@burnleyfc.com or safeguarding team h.tanner@burnleyfc.com - whether it is to report a crime, ask a question or just for a chat he is more than happy to take the time out for our supporters.

A message from Ross "I look forward to seeing you all on a matchday when we get back to normaility, in the meantime thanks for all your help and stay safe"

Kick It Out

Alternatively submit the details to Kick It Out, via the reporting form on their website reporting form

Or via their reporting app on your mobile device by downloading the IOS app or Android app The app provides users with the ability to attach video, photo and audio evidence to complaints to help support investigations into discriminatory abuse and behaviour across football.

Or you can report an incident of discrimination by calling 0800 169 9414 and speaking directly to a Kick It Out staff member or email to report@kickitout.org

We would add that for players, a stadium is a place of work, and derogatory abuse is not acceptable there, or anywhere else in football, nor wider society.

Thank you, and enjoy the game

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General advice

If you have any questions regarding reporting at a matchday this can be directed to our supporter liaison officer who is part of our matchday team, contact our Supporter Liaison Officer on slo@burnleyfc.com

Any reports made via the above services will be treated in the strictest confidence and if you wish to remain annoymous you have the option to do so.


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