LFP Fights Against Racism and Discrimination in Stadiums

29 June 2022

LFP Fights Against Racism and Discrimination in Stadiums

EFDN’s partner LFP will continue their joint work to fight against all forms of discrimination in stadiums. The French Professional Football League announced the renewal of its agreement with the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (Licra) for the next two seasons.

Reporting form

Following the signing of the agreement in March 2019, the LFP and the Licra have set up a reporting form against discrimination in stadiums, which is available at any time on the Licra website (www.licra.org/lfp).

This system aims to enable anyone present in a stadium, whether a witness or a victim, to report a hateful or discriminatory act (racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, or any other form of hatred). Any report can then trigger a procedure defined in close collaboration between the LFP and the Licra. This season, this tool made it possible to bring a case before a court and to convict an individual.

In addition, as part of the national week of education and action against racism and anti-Semitism, the LFP and the Licra join forces to send a message to the general public during a dedicated championship day. In March 2022, the campaign made it possible to raise awareness among the general public of the reporting platform that has been online since 2019.

Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is a 24-month anti-racism and anti-discrimination programme which is based on the proven concept of the Red Card Campaign delivered in several European countries. SRtRC utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The project aims to raise awareness of diversity, foster social cohesion, and reduce physical and verbal violence linked to racism. 

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