Saturday's home match with Exeter City at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium will see Cheltenham Town supporting Kick it Out's Week of Action as part of the Football League’s ongoing commitment to equality and inclusion across all areas of the game.
The players will wear Kick it Out T-shirts in the warm up before the game, the captain will wear a Kick it Out armband, and the club will be posting across social media at the weekend promoting support of the Kick it Out campaign.
EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey said: “Progress continues to be made in tackling all forms of discrimination across every level of the game but, clearly, it is evident from a number of recent highprofile and distasteful incidents at matches at home and abroad that racism remains an issue society needs to address and football can play its part.
“Over the last 25 years Kick It Out has made a significant contribution to the ongoing fight for inclusivity across the game and those efforts have supported and supplemented by the work of the EFL which include the introduction of the Code of Practice, the BAME recruitment code and other EFL-wide initiatives such as Enjoy the Match.
“We will continue to work with Clubs, Kick It Out and other football bodies at such an important time, to ensure the EFL remains visible and committed to promoting a fully welcoming, diverse and inclusive environment for supporters, players, staff and within wider communities.”
If you witness racist behaviour at a match or around a stadium, please report it to the police or a steward. You can also report racism by using the Kick It Out reporting app or website.
Tickets for Saturday's designated Kick it Out match are available to buy from the ticket office today up to 3pm. They are also available online here and on the turnstiles on the day of the game.