NATIONAL HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK

Published: 11/10/2022

Rotherham United and The Trust are supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week in partnership with South Yorkshire Police. Once again, this year Rotherham United will be dedicating this week’s Championship fixture with Huddersfield Town to raise awareness surrounding hate crimes and the consequences of hatred for the victim. This week is the National Hate Crime… Continue reading NATIONAL HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK

Rotherham United and The Trust are supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week in partnership with South Yorkshire Police.

Once again, this year Rotherham United will be dedicating this week’s Championship fixture with Huddersfield Town to raise awareness surrounding hate crimes and the consequences of hatred for the victim. This week is the National Hate Crime Awareness week and is an opportunity to showcase the incredible work that has been done by the Millers over the years to show our commitment to irradicate discrimination at the club and show what an inclusive club Rotherham United are. We are one club, one community and together we are United in ending discrimination.

As we have done for the past few years, we have been working with South Yorkshire Police and Remedi who are a charity organisation working with young people and adults to educate people on the consequences of hate abuse.

The Millers players and staff have pledged their support to the South Yorkshire Police ‘Hate Hurts’ campaign as in previous years and openly encourage everyone to stand up and challenge all forms of hate and discrimination. By doing this we are supporting victims and showing that as a club and community, we will not tolerate this kind of abuse.

South Yorkshire police’s PC Chris Nicholson has been the hate crime lead in Rotherham for the past six years and is heavily involved with the ongoing partnership working with the club and community sport trust.

He said, “Hate in all its forms is a serious offence and one that the police and criminal justice system take very seriously. A hate offence is a very personal attack on a person because of who they are and something about them that they cannot change. This may be because of their race, disability, sexuality, gender identity or faith and no one should be judged or discriminated against because of this. If a person feels that they are being targeted because of this, they should feel confident to come forward and report it so that the matter can be dealt with. Rotherham United are one of a number of third-party reporting centres where victims or witnesses can report hate incidents and be supported whilst doing so”.

Today, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have invited young people from across the borough to take part in supporting this campaign and using their voice to create change. They have done this through an awareness workshop delivered by Remedi charity, handed out flyers created by young people to both sets of fans and shared information on reporting a hate crime throughout the stadium.

For more information on reporting through Rotherham United Community Sports Trust please contact us on 01709 827767 or email us at Inclusion@rotherhamunited.net