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Discrimination reports in football rise by a third

Besi Besemar July 24, 2019

New figures show discrimination in both professional and grassroots football rose by 32 per cent in the 2018/19 season. Statistics from Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, show reports rose to 422 in 2018/19, up from 319 in the previous year.

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Community News

Exeter City FC take stand against homophobia for 10th year running

Besi Besemar February 19, 2019

Exeter City Football Club said ‘no to homophobia’ at its home game with Bury on Saturday, February 16. THE match was designated as the Club’s annual Football v Homophobia fixture and a number of initiatives were organised by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, its One Game One Community (OGOC) Group and Exeter City Community Trust.

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Arts

PREVIEW: ‘Not today: How I chose life’ – a new autobiography from Sophie Cook

Besi Besemar December 24, 2018

Trans campaigner and broadcaster Sophie Cook chronicles her voyage towards truth, validation and authenticity in a new autobiography that charts her journey through self harming and having suicidal thoughts to finally transitioning and learning how to love herself.

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General News

Reports of homophobia and racism continue to rise in English football

Besi Besemar November 28, 2018

New figures show discriminatory abuse is on the rise again in English football, with racism the most common form of hate speech reported. Statistics from Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, reveal an increase in reports for the sixth consecutive year.

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General News

Community football tournament celebrates diversity

Besi Besemar July 7, 2018

Exeter City Football Club marks World Cup Final day by holding its own special international tournament for both men and women’s teams. The club will once again be celebrating diversity in the local community when its annual summer five-a-side tournament is held at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Sports Park on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

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