Group received 469 reports of discrimination last season compared to 402 in 2015-16, equating to an increase of 16.7 percent.
Clubs put themselves in financial jeopardy in trying to spend their way out of the Championship to reach the Premier League.
Managers are being urged to do more after figures for last season showed a 16.7 percent increase in discrimination within the English game.
Two first-half goals from Gary Hooper and another from Kieran Lee saw Sheffield Wednesday brush aside Leeds United.
Hooper's brace came in the first half and Kieran Lee added a late third to lift the home crowd.