The work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, will be celebrated at Griffin Park today. As The Bees take on Reading in a Sky Bet Championship match at 3pm today, Saturday 23 November, the game has been dedicated to Kick It Out. And the Club has made it even easier to report any hateful behaviour inside Griffin Park.
We will welcome representatives from Kick It Out to Griffin Park today and celebrate their work campaigning for equality in football. At Brentford we believe football is for everyone: it belongs to and should be enjoyed by all who want to participate, whether as a player, official, staff member or supporter. We encourage supporters to report any discriminatory abuse they see around Griffin Park and have introduced a special short text message number to make it easier to do so.
If you are a victim or witness any form of discrimination whilst at a game, please contact your nearest steward or report it confidentially by texting BFC to 62277 followed by details of the incident. It will then be investigated. Fans can also phone Kick It Out 0800 169 9414, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kick It Out on social media - Twitter @kickitout or Facebook.com/kickitout/official.
At the game today, both teams will warm up in Kick It Out t-shirts and fans will be reminded of how they can help eliminate discrimination from the sport. Posters advising of how to assist in making football for all are in place and a special flag will be paraded around Griffin Park by our partners from award-winning charity London Tigers. Brentford FC is working with the charity to engage, support and empower people from disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly those from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and we look forward to seeing them today.