Capital One Cup final tickets to carry Kick It Out app instructions
Tickets for this Sunday’s (1 March) Capital One Cup final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium will contain instructions on how to download the Kick It Out app to help supporters report any discriminatory behaviour they see, hear or are on the receiving end of.
The Kick It Out app, which is available for free from the App Store and Google Play, allows you to file complaints confidentially and anonymously. The app is quick, easy and discreet to use, and supplements current mechanisms in place across the game such as text reporting lines, anti-discrimination hotline numbers and email reporting services.
When reporting an incident, it is a simple case of clicking on the ‘Report It!’ button which takes you through to a form requesting information on what has happened, when and where it occurred, and descriptions of the offender/s. If you are at this Sunday’s final, select ‘Wembley Stadium’ from the drop-down menu and your report will be submitted to the ground’s safety team for investigation.
The Football Association issued a statement yesterday (26 February) making clear that it will investigate all allegations of discriminatory abuse and anti-social behaviour, and encouraged anybody that witnesses an incident to report it to the Police or a steward. If necessary, you can raise it afterwards by calling 0800 085 0508 or emailing reportdiscrimination@TheFA.com.
If you experience anti-social behaviour close to you, you can also send a text with your location and where the offence took place – Block, Row, Seat – to 87474 with one of the following:
FOUL (language & behaviour)
RACISM (Racist chanting & shouting)
HPH (Homophobic chanting)
DRINK (Drinking alcohol in view of the pitch)
SMOKE (Smoking in the stadium)
STAND (Standing up)
PYRO (use of or intended use of any pyrotechnic or smoke bomb)
Each message costs one standard message at your local rate
A Wembley Stadium spokesman said: “On Sunday, Police and stewards will be monitoring fan behaviour outside and inside the stadium, respectively. There will be appropriate messaging communicated to both sets of fans at Wembley including how supporters can immediately report discriminatory behaviour via their mobile phone or tablet device.
“Details of how to do this are also on the back of every match ticket. Anyone engaging in anti-social or discriminatory behaviour will be ejected from the ground, face arrest and a lifetime ban from attending football matches at Wembley.”
From The FA