The BAME Football Forum presents 'At the Grass Roots of Racism', an event that aims to give "players, coaches, managers, parents and the public" the opportunity to discuss racism and discrimination in football.
Racism in football is a hot topic in the media right now, and it seems that a new story is published everyday about a new case of racist abuse within the community. The BAME Football Forum believe that the best way to tackle this problem is by "engaging with grassroots football communities." Next month, the BFF will hold an event that integrates attendees from the semi professional and professional game, local and national FA's, universities, police and police crime commissioners, the local authority, national campaign groups and more. As well as this, non-BAME football clubs are being encouraged to attend so that they can be part of the conversation.
On the day, the BFF will present results from a recent survey on discrimination, victims of racist abuse within the football community will tell their stories, and the challenges of past and present footballers - such as ex England International, Liverpool and Leicester star, Emile Heskey - will be addressed.
The event is being held at Leicester City Football Club and tickets are free - for more information click here.
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