I am involved in a Research Project in the Sociology Department at the University of Leicester. John Williams is my supervisor. I am trying to get responses from football supporters on three key questions.

  1. Have you noticed a decline in overt racism at football grounds, perhaps due to factors like better policing and stewarding and the rise of social media where racism is more anonymous? 
  2. Do you think the anonymity offered on social media is contributing to spreading abuse? Do you have examples you can point to? 
  3. Do you believe social media companies do enough to combat racism connected to football online? Is the lack of regulation and policing in these new spheres part of the problem?

Thanks in advance for your response which you can send via email to . Your answers will be used anonymously to illustrate our study. Your reply will be taken as provision of consent.