In 2010, John Mann MP, chair of the APPG Against Antisemitism and of the Football Association’s Antisemitism and Islamophobia Working Group produced a report with a number of recommendations for the FA to consider. They have done so and their response can now be accessed by clicking here.
A number of complementary initiatives have also been undertaken by the FA including production of guidance for clubs on crowd management measures. In addition, the FA recently held a seminar on Reporting Discrimination. Building on this project, they aim to produce a public facing document for next season to outline these reporting processes.
The FA has also embarked upon some more proactive faith-based inclusion work this year, with the establishment of the Faith in Football Group, who are looking to use the power of football, through FA programmes like the Mars Just Play programme, school-links, teacher training and competitions, to break down barriers and promote social cohesion across faith based communities. This group is focused on providing practical solutions for some of the recommendations in the Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia report.
A related news story is online here.