Croatian police arrest nazi fans

Croatian police arrest nazi fans

Croation police swooped to arrest seven rightwing extremist fans after the Champions League defeat of Dinamo Zagreb to Dinamo Kiev in Zagreb. Croation police have said that those arrested were drunk, obstructing traffic and displaying nazi symbols in public.

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Norway & Scotland Unite to Show Racism The Red Card

Norway & Scotland Unite to Show Racism The Red Card

Oslo, Wednesday 20th August 2003 and both sides hold aloft red cards before the kick off, whilst an anti-racist statement is announced over the tanoy. The powerful message showed that even opposing teams are united in their stance against racism. This uniquely coordinated event was organised by the UK and Norwegian Show Racism The Red…

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Racism blights Wales – Serbia games

Racism blights Wales – Serbia games

The Welsh FA are being urged to make a formal complaint to UEFA, following the racial abuse at the Serbia – Wales Euro 2004 qualifier in Belgrade on Wednesday 20 August, 2003. The Welsh under 21 side faced similar abuse the previous evening during their 3-0 defeat. The Wales manager, Mark Hughes joined many of…

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New statistics highlight continuing problems of racism in UK

New statistics highlight continuing problems of racism in UK

Two surveys highlight the continuing presence of fan racism in English professional football and the need to focus greater attention on efforts to eradicate the problem. The Times newspaper (UK) reports a survey in which 41 per cent of supporters polled claim to have seen or heard racial abuse, particularly racist chanting, in the last…

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Finland says ‘No’ to racism

Finland says ‘No’ to racism

The Football Association of Finland (SPL-FBF) and the country’s Veikkausliiga have launched a joint campaign – ‘Red Card for Racism’ – for the 2003 domestic season. The campaign is a response to UEFA’s call for member nations to take an active stance in the fight against racism. Successful campaign The overall campaign proved to be…

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Honours even as Unity Cup Festival hits stride

Honours even as Unity Cup Festival hits stride

A Newcastle based team of Cameroonians, Le Camer, walked away with the main prize at the weekend-long Unity Cup Festival, as over 200 asylum seekers and refugees from 14 towns and cities took part in Manchester, UK. The competition saw a plethora of celebrities and footballers attend to offer their support to the cause of…

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Never Again Help Clubs Remove Racist Symbols

Never Again Help Clubs Remove Racist Symbols

On 3 August a joint publication of Never Again and the Polish FA was presented at a Warsaw conference that gathered representatives of all the 1st and 2nd league clubs in Poland. The joint publication is designed to help football officials identify and remove racist and neo-fascist symbols appearing in stadiums. A Never Again representative…

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Polish Woodstock Kicks Racism Out

Polish Woodstock Kicks Racism Out

32 teams from all over Poland took part in a football tournament “Let’s Kick Racism Out Of The Stadiums” organized by the anti-racist Never Again Association at this year’s Przystanek Woodstock rock festival. This year’s festival was one of the largest music events in the world, with more than 300,000 participants. It took place in…

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