UEFA Clear Vieri of Racism Charge

UEFA Clear Vieri of Racism Charge

UEFA has cleared striker Christian Vieri of all allegations of racism during Internazionale FC’s UEFA Champions League match against Newcastle United FC at the San Siro on 11 March. No witnesses The Inter forward was accused of making racist remarks towards Newcastle’s Tresor Lomana Lua Lua. Newcastle made an official complaint to the UEFA delegate…

Read More

Vieira Blasts UEFA

Vieira Blasts UEFA

Arsenal captain, Patrick Vieira, has accused UEFA of not doing enough to challenge racism in football. His comments come after Arsenal’s 2-1 UEFA Champions League exit at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium. The game was marred throughout by racist abuse, directed at all of Arsenal’s Black players. At one point Valencia’s John Carew and Arsenal’s Thierry Henry…

Read More

Racism Doesn’t Stop At The Terraces

Racism Doesn’t Stop At The Terraces

Sports journalist, Gabriele Marcotti, has written an interesting article for UEFA’s online magazine. In it, he argues that, although still abhorrent, racist abuse from the terraces is only part of the picture. He feels that racism runs much deeper than that and is engrained within the game at all levels. Clubs need to do more…

Read More

Vieri Faces Racism Investigation

Vieri Faces Racism Investigation

European Football’s governing body, UEFA, is to investigate claims that Christian Vieri racially abused Newcastle United’s Lomana Lua Lua. The alleged incident occurred during Newcastle’s UEFA Champions League 2 –2 draw against Iternazionale FC in Milan on Tuesday 11 March, 2003. The two players clashed two minutes from time over a disputed fowl given in…

Read More

Charlton Commit To Stamping Out Racism

Charlton Commit To Stamping Out Racism

Premiership side, Charlton Athletic are putting their money where their mouth is by committing £32,000 this year to the Charlton Athletic Race Equality (CARE) partnership. They will also donate over £70,000 in funding in kind, comprised of free office space, match tickets and other items. CARE were delegates at the UEFA/FARE “Unite Against Racism” conference….

Read More

FC Saint Pauli Stand Against Racsim

FC Saint Pauli Stand Against Racsim

German side FC Saint Pauli, have reaffirmed their commitment to stamping out racism and discrimination. The team can be seen, photographed with the “St. Pauli fans against discrimination & racism” banner that was produced by St. Pauli fans during the last FARE Action Week. FC St. Pauli are capitalising on the positive role model that…

Read More

Time For Action

Time For Action

After the recent “Unite Against Racism” conference in London, we must all ensure that discussions blossom into practical steps to challenge racism in the sport. John Williams, representing Leicester’s “Foxes Against Racism” at the conference, has written an excellent article in his regular column for the Leicester Mercury newspaper. He feels that the first step…

Read More

Landmark Event Against Racism In Football

Landmark Event Against Racism In Football

The “Unite Against Racism” conference has been hailed as a landmark event in the struggle to rid the game of the evil of racism. Jointly organised by FARE, UEFA and the English FA and Hosted at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge; the event brought together 52 European football associations and many leading leagues and clubs to…

Read More