Piara & Carlo Speak At The MTV Awards

Piara & Carlo Speak At The MTV Awards

The MTV Awards website now has video interview with Piara Power, representing FARE. The video shows Piara and Carlo backstage shortly after picking up the “Free Your Mind” award. Piara discusses the importance of the award to FARE.

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“Show Racism The Red Card” Launch Poster Campaign

“Show Racism The Red Card” Launch Poster Campaign

“Show Racism The Red Card” has produced some posters in conjunction with the English Premiereship, the Scottish Premiereship and the English Nationwide League. They have posters of the following football teams: Arsenal FC, Aston Villa FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Burnley FC, Celtic FC, Chelsea FC, Coventry City FC, Charlton, Charlton Ladies, Derby…

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FARE Receive “Free Your Mind Award” At MTV Awards

FARE Receive “Free Your Mind Award” At MTV Awards

The FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) Network has received the prestigious “Free Your Mind Award” at the MTV Awards in Barcelona. Barcelona stars Patrick Kluivert, Michael Reiziger, Patrik Andersson, Thiago Motta and Fabio Rochemback presented the award to Piara Powar, from England’s anti-racism group, Kick It Out, and Carlo Balestri, of Progetto Ultra in…

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Schalke Fans Want Flair, Not Racism

Schalke Fans Want Flair, Not Racism

Schalke 04 fans have sent a clear message to racist football fans. Before the UEFA Cup qualifier against Legia Warzawa on 14 November, Schalke fans organised a banner display on the pitch. The banner reads “Flair and not Racism”. Polish international and Schalke 04 captain Tomasz Waldoch can be seen here giving an interview before…

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Council of Europe Looking To Ban Racist Websites

Council of Europe Looking To Ban Racist Websites

The Council of Europe’s decision-making body (the Committee of Ministers) has adopted a measure that would criminalize Internet hate speech, including hyperlinks to pages that contain offensive content. The provision updates the European Convention on Cybercrime. The amendment bans “any written material, any image or any other representation of ideas or theories, which advocates, promotes…

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“Football, Culture and Anti-racism” Seminar

“Football, Culture and Anti-racism” Seminar

Members of the FARE Network are to deliver a seminar on “Football, Culture and Anti-racism” at the European Social Forum, in Florence. The seminar will be delivered by Piara Power (Kick It Out, UK) and Carlo Balestri (Progetto Ultrà, Italy), both of FARE; together with the Black Racial Attacks Network (UK) and the band “Asian…

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Racist Fan Found Guilty

Racist Fan Found Guilty

John Ritchie, 20, was found guilty at Airdrie Sheriff Court, Scotland, of racial abuse and making threats. The incidents happened at the end of third division match between Hamilton Academicals and Albion Rovers. Hamilton Academicals striker, Brian McPhee, was racially abused and threatened as he left the field at the end of the match. This…

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