West Ham United has reiterated its anti-racism stance after the results of a survey of London football fans revealed 12 per cent of fans across the capital said they had witnessed football-related racism last season.
The 2008 London Football Report released its findings this month after speaking to supporters from every club. West Ham United is committed to eradicating all forms of discrimination from the Boleyn Ground and would like to thank our fans for refraining in using foul and abusive language throughout the 2007/08 campaign and look forward to continued support in 2008/09.
West Ham United's ongoing efforts was underlined by the club being presented with the preliminary level of the Racial Equality Standard at the final home game of last season. The important initiative, which has been developed by Kick It Out with the support of the Premier League, will help West Ham United to promote equality in all areas of the club's operations, such as stewarding to the recruitment of young players. The club are already working towards the intermediate stage of the Stanard before working towards the Advanced.
West Ham United have long worked alongside Kick It Out to deliver against a series of objectives that promotes racial equality at all levels of the club's administration - such as backing the One Game, One Community week last October. If you do witness any form of discrimination, please use our specialist text service and supply details of the location of the offenders.
All information will be treated as confidential. TEXT 07969 042837. Alternatively, please write in to the club either by email with the subject Anti-racism campaign or by post with all letters marked Anti-racism campaign, West Ham United, Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, Green Street, E13 9AZ.
* More than 2,800 fans took part the poll - undertaken by research company Football Fans Census - with a minimum representation of 100 from each of the capital's 14 professional clubs.