Kick It Out comment on treatment of Brighton and Hove Albion's Gaetan Bong
Following reports that Brighton and Hove Albion’s Gaetan Bong was booed on Saturday (28 April) after his decision to report an alleged incident of racism earlier this season, Kick It Out has made a comment.
The comment reads: “Kick It Out is concerned at reports that Gaetan Bong was booed on Saturday for raising an alleged incident of racism with The Football Association.
“Kick It Out believes all allegations of discrimination must follow a fair and transparent process for all parties involved and the organisation accepts the ‘not proven’ ruling made by The FA, due to insufficient evidence.
“However, it is important to acknowledge that an allegation found ‘not proven’ does not mean that the complainant has lied or acted in bad faith.
“Kick It Out fully supports the decision by Gaetan Bong to report the alleged incident and encourages any player who believes they have been the target of discriminatory abuse to do the same.”