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Kick It Out has welcomed Liverpool's move to eradicate discrimination in the stands at Anfield.

Last Updated: 30/07/13 at 20:20 Post Comment

Liverpool has issued a handbook to fans

Liverpool has issued a handbook to fans

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The club has issued a handbook highlighting common slurs against race, religion, sexual orientation and gender that they are looking to stamp out.

Their latest move, which adds to the Premier League's separate programme to educate players, is designed to help other employees identify discriminatory language that might be used by fans on match days.

Lord Herman Ouseley, chair of anti-discrimination group Kick It Out, says the guide is a positive step.

"Kick It Out acknowledges the great strides that Liverpool FC has taken over recent times to reiterate their continued commitment to equality," Lord Ouseley said.

"The guide forms part of an overall awareness programme, and is a positive and proactive step in educating staff and stewards at the club.

"Match day stewards must be trained on dealing with incidents of discrimination and unacceptable behaviour in order to eradicate it from our stadiums, and more and more football clubs are using Kick It Out's Equality Standard as a framework to develop this education across all areas of the business."

Liverpool's social inclusion officer Rishi Jain said: "This programme of awareness enables our employees to recognise inappropriate language and take the necessary steps to ensure Anfield is free from all forms of discrimination.

"Liverpool has been actively working with Kick it Out, Show Racism the Red Card and the Anthony Walker Foundation for many years and has been recognised externally for its contribution to helping tackle discrimination and promote Anfield as an inclusive and welcoming environment.

"The club has already attained Kick it Out's equality standard preliminary level and has recently submitted its application for the equality standard intermediate level demonstrating its continued commitment."

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