Ultras fight racism in Campobasso

Ultras fight racism in Campobasso

ULTRANTIRAZZISTA is an anti-racist Ultra group that was founded during the Week of Action in October 2004. FARE and the promoter of the Ultras Smoked Heads from Campobasso organised the first official meeting/discussion on 22 December. Here we would like to publish a brief report on the meeting. “The initiative was formed as an initial…

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FIFA punishment too lenient

FIFA punishment too lenient

Anti-racism campaigners have expressed their severe disappointment following the decision by FIFA to fine the Spanish FA 100,000 Swiss Francs (€65,000), after the recent racism during the Spain – England friendly in Madrid. England duo Shaun Wright-Phillips and Ashley Cole were the main victims during the game on 17 November, suffering “Monkey chants” throughout. FIFA’s…

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Aragones investigated

Aragones investigated

The Spanish Football Federation has announced that it has finally begun disciplinary proceedings against national coach Luis Aragones. Way back in October 2004, Aragones made racist remarks about Thierry Henry to Jose Antonio Reyes during a training session. Unfortunately for Aragones, the remarks were picked up by a film crew and broadcast. Aragones has flatly…

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Clubs appeal over fines

Clubs appeal over fines

Real Madrid and Lazio have both lodged appeals with UEFA over the punishments handed to them for the behaviour of their fans. Real were fined €9780 after their fans racially abused Bayer Laverkusen’s black players during their Champions League match. Broadcast live on TV, sections of the Real crowd could be seen making Nazi salutes….

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Athens derby gets ugly

Athens derby gets ugly

Ugly scenes of racist chanting have brought shame upon the Athens derby between Olymiakos and Panathinaikos on Saturday 4 December 2004. During the game, second-half substitute, Emmanuel Olisadebe was repeatedly subjected to “Monkey chanting” from the home fans. The abuse was so loud it could be clearly heard on TV. It is unclear whether any…

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Getafe players to blacken faces in racism protest

Getafe players to blacken faces in racism protest

In a clear rejection of racism the players of Spanish first division side Getafe will take the field with blackened faces at their next home game. “We are against racism and xenophobia and will express this in the clearest terms”. The initiative comes in response to some racist chanting by a group of Getafe fans…

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Danish survey finds racism

Danish survey finds racism

The Danish television station TV3, who own the rights to broadcast all Danish top football, have commissioned a survey on racism in Danish football. The results show that there are 23 black players, who play on a regularly basis in the top Danish league. Out of them 22 engaged to participate in the survey. The…

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