Report Season 2013-2014

TheFarenetworkdevelopedanobserverschemetomonitordiscriminatoryincidentsatinternationalmatches.Duringthe2013/14footballseasontheschemelookedatUEFAclubcompetitionsandFIFAWorldCup2014qualificationmatchesinEurope.

Monitoring racism and discriminatory chanting, symbols, and other displays at European football matches has been a key element of the Fare programme for many years. Fare believes that in order to tackle issues of discrimination, it is important to understand the scope of the problem in football and to communicate these issues to all actors who have the scope to take action. Whilst monitoring of international level discriminatory incidents had been a largely non-formalised activity of network members, a systematic approach was developed as part of the Respect Diversity programme with UEFA at the 2012 UEFA European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

The report details the observations made through the scheme during the past season and seeks to assess and evaluate the impact and outcomes of it. While setting out the achievements of the system, the report is hoped to serve as a basis for discussions to refine and strengthen the system and identify emerging issues.

Read the Fare Observer Scheme Season 2013/14