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Kick It Out wants the FA to tackle racism

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In the opening weekend of the English Championship there were already some racist acts against footballers, and Kick It Out wants this to end.

Kick It Out is not happy after some racist incidents happened in the English Championship opening weekend.

They are calling on the Football Association (FA) and clubs to tackle racism head-on.

“On the first weekend of the season, these incidents should be a reminder for everyone in football that racism and discrimination cannot be ignored,” they wrote in a press release according to Sky Sports.

“Clubs and the football authorities must be relentless in calling out this disgraceful behavior, and be prepared to issue strong sanctions and education sessions to any supporter involved.”

“We have contacted the clubs to offer our support to the players, are liaising with the police and have informed the FA of all the incidents, so that whoever is responsible can be brought to justice,” they said.

“Discrimination casts a shadow over football in this country, and we will not stop highlighting the problem while it remains rife in the game.”

It added: “We condemn any such behavior unequivocally and encourage anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the club or the police with details.”

“We would particularly like Cyrus and his family to know that as Fulham fans we won’t tolerate any form of discriminatory behavior at our club.”