Thursday, August 01, 2013




British soccer club issues staff with list of 'unacceptable' words banned by club as it cracks down on discrimination



Liverpool have issued their staff with a list of "unacceptable" words and phrases as the club begins a comprehensive crackdown on discrimination in the workplace.

The list, leaked on Twitter, was handed to all full-time and casual members of staff with public-facing jobs at the football club on match days and during the week.

Liverpool's players have not been given the list, however, as they are provided with their own guidelines by the Premier League.

Included in the list, along with highly-offensive racial and sexual slurs, are phrases such as "man up" and "play like a girl".

The club's social inclusion officer, Rishi Jain, said: "As part of the club's continued commitment to tackle all forms of discrimination, as well as promoting its approach to equality and diversity, Liverpool FC has been actively engaged in a full club-wide education and awareness programme.

Source

A useful guide to contemptuous language. I can think of some choice ones they have left out though ...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Handicapped? That made the list? Might be about time to turn off the lights and lock the doors.

Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..."

Bird of Paradise said...

Despite what we have been told the SOVIET UNION didnt die off after all its just incorperated the entire european continet and the briish isles as well

Anonymous said...

Even the old Soviet Union wasn't as bad as Britain is.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure eventually, "man" and "woman" will be considered wrong too.

Stefan v said...

Anon 3:17PM.......over here in Teutonia, the language is being revised precisely to "fix" that. Doubleplus ungood.....

Anonymous said...

3:17 PM I hope you are not really as stupid as your statement!

Anonymous said...

2:29 AM is referring to the first statement under 3:17 PM.

Anonymous said...

I don't see "cracker" on there. I guess it's still ok for blacks to insult whites in Briton!

Also no mention of "Redneck" either. Again still ok to be racists against whites. Although you brits may not have many of them!

Anonymous said...

I don't think "cracker" or "redneck" is used outside the US, but may be understood through the all-pervasive US media.