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Volume 7 No. 90
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Football Notes: Kick It Out Urges Football To Use Its Popularity To Push Out Discrimination

Kick It Out said that football "needs to use its popularity to further push out discrimination from the sport." The organization outlined initiatives to help push out prejudice and hatred in its "Football in pursuit of equality, inclusion and cohesion" report. Kick It Out Chair Herman Ouseley said, "There is an apparent willingness and mood among the various football bodies to move the equality, inclusion and cohesion agenda forward with real vigor and meaningfulness because of the potential value and benefits for the game" (SKY SPORTS, 11/20).

Premier League side West Ham United supporters are "being urged to stop calling 999 to complain after their team loses." The club suffered a 2-0 defeat by Watford on Sunday, leaving West Ham without an EPL win in five games and "in the relegation zone" (BBC, 11/20).

Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) President Luis Rubiales confirmed his resignation from the role to run for president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). David Aganzo will replace Rubiales as president of the AFE. Rubiales had served as president of the players' association since March '10 (EFE, 11/20).