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NCFC KICKS IT OUT

28 January 2014

WIN Nathan Redmond's match shirt!

TONIGHT'S match with Newcastle United will see the Club marking Kick It Out's 20th anniversary. As part of our activities to mark the occasion, Nathan Redmond - an ambassador for the campaign - will be giving away his match-prepared shirt on Twitter.

To be in with a chance of winning the shirt, head over to Twitter and simply retweet this tweet.

The Kick It Out campaign has embarked on a special 'Season of Action' to recognise the progress that has been made in tackling all forms of discrimination in football since 1993.

Throughout the season there will be activities taking place up and down the country as the organisation continues to strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for all, whatever someone's race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion and belief. And at Carrow Road tonight, players will be wearing special T-shirts during their match warm-up and staff will wear Kick it Out badges.



City midfielder Nathan Redmond has also been chosen as part of Kick it Out's 'Next 20'. The programme aims to champion 20 young football stars across the Premier League, Football League and Women's Super League (WSL).

Speaking in support of the programme, Redmond said: "It's a great honour to be an ambassador. I think coming from such a diverse city like Birmingham I've been able to experience quite a lot and I think I was involved a little before when I was at Birmingham City.

He added: "It's the Next 20 and they've also got some of the women's players involved too. It's just setting a great example for the younger kids as the age range is so close, so they can relate and look at the Next 20 and think that could be us in a few years or these are people we can aspire to be like."

"I've had a few experiences of racism when I was much younger, maybe when I was playing football in the Sunday League at about six or seven. I didn't really know too much about what was going on. I just remember my Mum going mad at referees and the coaches of the other side for saying things, but it is coming to a point now where a lot more people just need to be aware of it and what is right and what is wrong. You are not born with racism. I think it's either taught or it's the environment that you are in."  

Kick It Out has also introduced a free app to report incidents of discrimination. These reports will be treated in the strictest of confidence. The app is available from the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you would like to find out more about Kick It Out or the free Kick It Out App, please visit www.kickitout.org.

Norwich City Football Club takes a zero tolerance approach towards any form of discrimination and endorse Kick It Out's message to make football available to all. We encourage our fans to show their support for the campaign and its work, and to ensure Carrow Road is a safe and comfortable environment for everybody.

Should anyone witness any abuse, whether directed at players, other fans or employees of the Club, please report it to the nearest steward.

Alternatively in confidence please call 01603 218722, text 07931 235513 or email safety@canaries.co.uk.

You can also contact Kick it Out via Facebook, Twitter or by calling 0800 169 9414 or email: info@kickitout.org

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