With discrimination and incidents of hate crime taking place at football matches across the UK, the independent charity Crimestoppers is today launching a campaign urging London football fans to take-action and report information about crimes 100% anonymously.
The four-week campaign mainly delivered on social media will target people attending International, Premier League and Championship fixtures and urge them to make a difference by speaking up to make hate crime a thing of the past.
With funding received from The City Bridge Trust this campaign is part of the Hidden Harms project, a programme of work highlighting to the public the importance of reporting crimes often hidden in plain sight, such as hate crime, domestic abuse, and human trafficking.
Alexa Loukas, Regional Manager for the London Region at the charity Crimestoppers, said: “We believe that football fans of all clubs, regardless of age, disability, gender, race, faith, sexual orientation, or any other identifying feature, should feel safe and welcome attending matches.
“There is no place for discrimination in sport and we want to help make football a more inclusive place for all fans and are encouraging football supporters to learn the signs to spot around Hate Crime, so that if you do see something, you can speak up and tell us what you know. 100% anonymously – guaranteed.”
To pass on crime information completely anonymously, visit the charity’s website Crimestoppers-uk.org and fill out a simple and secure anonymous online form or call the 24/7 UK Contact Centre on freephone 0800 555 111.
Please note: Computer IP addresses are never traced and no-one will ever know you contacted Crimestoppers. For telephone calls, there is no caller line display, no 1471 facility and the charity has never traced a call.