FA Guidance on dealing with Discrimination for Match Officials

Dealing with discrimination

FA Guidance for Match Officials

The FA has produced a guide on dealing with discrimination for match officials.

We all want football to be as welcoming as possible. Everyone at every level of the game should have an enjoyable experience participating in our national sport.

Referees play a vital role in this work, partly by sanctioning any discriminatory words and/or actions.

But what exactly is discrimination, what actions should you take and where does your responsibility begin and end?

This guide aims to answer these questions – and more. It also provides advice on how to manage situations when discrimination sadly occurs.

The guide can be downloaded below.