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Event cancelled following Kick It Out concerns

25 June 2019

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An event featuring comedian Frankie Allen, scheduled to take place at the Proact Stadium, has been cancelled following concerns raised by Kick It Out, English football’s equality and inclusion organisation.

Spireites chief executive Graham Bean said: “We were notified of complaints received by Kick It Out, relating to some of the content shown in an online video, which is alleged to be of a discriminatory nature. As a result, the decision was taken to cancel the booking, which was received via a third party.

“The club’s Community Trust actively promotes equality, inclusivity and diversity, delivering key messages in local schools. The club will continue to work closely with Kick It Out and other organisations who share these values.”

Working throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change, Kick It Out is at the heart of the fight against discrimination for everyone who plays, watches or works in football.

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