Football matches are supposed to be a source of entertainment and enjoyment for fans, players, and officials alike. However, in recent years, there has been a steady rise in violent and antisocial behaviour at football events, such as racism, verbal abuse, vandalism, assault, and drug use1. These behaviours not only harm the reputation of the sport, but also pose a threat to the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved.
One of the reasons for this problem is the lack of effective speak up methods for fans and staff to report and prevent such incidents. There are several barriers that hinder the use of existing speak up methods, such as fear of retaliation, lack of trust in authorities, lack of awareness, and lack of feedback. Moreover, some fans may not see the need to speak up, as they view violent and antisocial behaviour as part of the football culture or as a way of expressing their frustrations. Therefore, there is a need for more innovative and accessible speak up methods that can encourage and empower fans and staff to report and prevent violent and antisocial behaviour at football matches.
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