Following Scunthorpe United's partnership with #HerGameToo, the club is delighted to announce that this weekend’s home game against Colchester United will be dedicated to the anti-sexism campaign.
The players will wear t-shirts during the warm-up to raise awareness of the campaign, while there will also be messaging around the stadium and on our social media channels.
Since the campaign's launch, #HerGameToo has surveyed over 400 female football fans to build a wider picture of the experiences they have faced when attending games, and it is sadly the case that some women have faced harrowing abuse at football matches across the country.
Scunthorpe United becomes the latest club in the EFL to support the campaign, with a number of fellow League Two sides also raising awareness this season. While thankfully abuse is a rarity at Iron matches, we are supporting this campaign to reiterate our dedication to end all forms of discrimination and harassment in football, whether that be regarding a person’s gender, race, age, sexuality, disability or identity and want to ensure the Sands Venue Stadium remains a safe and welcoming environment for all supporters.
In the future, #HerGameToo are looking into methods people can report sexist abuse or harassment and they will continue to reach out to female fans to evaluate the current matchday experience and make appropriate changes, which the club will fully support.