Can you kick it?
Join us in showing hate the red card as Rotherham United support Hate Crime Awareness Week which starts on Saturday 14th October.
Everyone has the right to live without the fear or the retribution often associated with hate crime. That’s why we are supporting South Yorkshire Police’s dedicated campaign, which illustrates the real and hurtful impact it has on people and provides victims and witnesses with the confidence to come forward and report incidents.
The club have held a long association with the campaign, which has seen players don t-shirts, the club adopt banners, whilst also promoting the cause through our media channels during the week and on matchdays. The Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is also a centre for Hate Crime Reporting.
Hate commonly includes: verbal abuse, assault, threats, bullying, graffiti, online abuse, targeting because of your race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.
No matter which form it takes, hate has a huge impact on its victims. No-one should have to live with fear, anxiety or the consequences of being ‘different.’
Tackling hate crime and working with Rotherham United Football Club to prevent hate is a priority, and we all work together to do all we can to take pre-emptive action, respond positively to reports and show victims and communities that we take it seriously.
We would encourage both victims and witnesses to come forward and report incidents to police, so we can put a stop to it.
You can call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, you may wish to report a hate crime through a third party reporting centre or the True Vision website, for more information visit southyorks.police.uk/hatehurts.