The Football Association has formed its own football club, Respect FC, as a part of its ongoing campaign to eliminate abuse and bad behaviour in the game.
The club, which aims to unite players and fans to form a safe environment for football to be enjoyed in from the professional game through to grassroots, has appointed comedian Mark Watson as its new chairman with the Bristol City fan launching an emotional plea to the football community
The FA has pledged to donate £1 for every fan that joins the club back into grassroots football up to £50,000 with members then voting how the money I used at the end of this season.
Alex Horne, FA general secretary, said: “Football fans from all clubs and all leagues have a collective responsibility to let others know that they will not stand for this behaviour from the grassroots of the game up to the international stage. That’s why we’re asking everyone, to ask everyone, to join the club and together win the match against bad behaviour.”
To find out more and to register visit www.RespectFootballClub.com.