We would like to send a message to the supporters of Grimsby Town FC about racism and discrimination ahead of tonight’s fixture against Colchester United.
We believe that football is a game for everyone and we are proud of the welcoming atmosphere that you create at Blundell Park every matchday. However, every season, there are hundreds of reports of discrimination across the game, and likely more that go unrecorded.
At tonight’s game we are supporting the EFL’s Together Against Racism campaign and calling on you, our supporters, to make a difference and report any incidents of racism or discrimination you see or hear in the ground and at all matches in the future.
Reporting discrimination helps remove unwanted behaviour from football stadiums, allows us to identify abusers and ensure victims get the support they need, creating a safer environment for everyone to attend football matches.
Grimsby Town FC have been committed to tackling racism and discrimination within our community for many years, and through the work of the Grimsby Town Foundation – formerly GTSET – we have facilitated the delivery important resources to thousands of young people across the NE Lincs area.
Last week, members of our first team squad have been down to support sessions at Eastfield Primary Academy, The Shalom Youth Centre, Pheonix Park Academy and Immingham Academy to help deliver the Together Against Racism message.
This is just one example of the work that takes place everyday by our staff.
We see this football club as being central to the community, so it’s important that we support campaigns like this which promote inclusivity and diversity because we want Blundell Park to be a place where everyone belongs.
Grimsby Town FC and all of football stands Together against Racism and all forms of discrimination.
If you witness any racist or discriminatory abuse, please report it to the club by texting 07926 575610 or via the Kick It Out app.
See it. Hear it. Report it.
Enjoy the game and UTM.