Top names toast the UK’s Kick It Out campaign

Top names toast the UK’s Kick It Out campaign

Some of the biggest names in football gathered in central London to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football campaign on Wednesday 21st January. England manager, Sven Goran Eriksson, FA Chief Executive, Mark Palios, and Premiership players including Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole, Les Ferdinand, Martin Keown and Chris Powell, joined…

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Croatian national coach blasts gays

Croatian national coach blasts gays

Otto Baric, the Croatian national team coach, has blasted gays in an interview published in “Jutarnji List”, a Zagreb newspaper. He said that he could never work with a team that includes a gay player because he felt it was wrong. He views homosexuality as “abnormal and should not be practiced by young people.” “I…

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Top footballers gather for action

Top footballers gather for action

Scotland’s top SPL football stars gathered at Hampden Park today to help launch this weekend’s Show Racism the Red Card Weekend of Action. Saturday and Sunday will see the Bank of Scotland Premierleague and all its member clubs uniting to support Show Racism the Red Card. This marks the first such weekend of action in…

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UEFA wants greater ethnic minority participation

UEFA wants greater ethnic minority participation

UEFA says that efforts to combat racism in football can only be totally successful if there is greater ethnic minority participation in the game at all levels – and especially if a greater number of ethnic minorities go to stadiums to watch matches. Good Practice FARE recently helped UEFA prepare a “Guide to Good Practice”…

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“Never Again” receive prestigious award

“Never Again” receive prestigious award

Marcin Kornak, the founder the “Never Again” Association, received a prestigious annual award at the Warsaw Centre for the Promotion of Voluntary Work. He was the winner of the “Democracy and Development in 2003” award for work such as their successful anti-racist sports campaign “Let's Kick Racism Out of the Stadiums”. “Never Again” are core…

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Lipa punished for racist remark

Lipa punished for racist remark

Austrian international Andreas Lipa has been fined by the English FA for making a racist remark to Plymouth Argyle FC's Jason Bent. The 32-year-old player was charged with 'using insulting words aggravated by a racist element' during Port Vale FC’s home match against Plymouth on 18 October 2003. The fine was limited to just £500…

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Officials urged to act on racism

Officials urged to act on racism

UEFA has urged Europe's top assistant referees to look out for and report racist incidents. They were told that they could play a crucial role in the Europe-wide campaign to eliminate racism, intolerance and discrimination from the game. It is not only the top assistant referees who are performing in front of large crowds who…

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FARE’s Review of 2003

FARE’s Review of 2003

2003 began with FARE forging even stronger links with UEFA. The fruits of this working relationship began to pay off. In January, UEFA introduced racism into the curriculum for their international referees. In March, after months of preparation by FARE, UEFA and The (English) FA; the hugely successful “Unite Against Racism” conference was held at…

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