Sports anti-racism charity joins government board to tackle hate
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Sports anti-racism charity joins government board to tackle hate

Action Against Discrimination - which was set up by Sports Minister Mims Davies - has been given a seat at the table for the government's review

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An organisation working to counter racism in sport has been given a seat at the table for the government’s review of ways to kick race hate out of football.

Action Against Discrimination (AAD), whose directors include former Jewish News sports editor Andrew Sherwood, said it was “delighted” to join the government’s new working board to tackle racism and antisemitism in sport

The group, set up by Sports Minister Mims Davies, is reviewing football’s current sanctioning regime, a closer partnership between football authorities and the police to better identify offenders at matches; and measures to better support stewards

AAD chair Jonathan Metliss said: “We are delighted to be involved and feel that we can make a significant and positive contribution to this initiative.”

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