Top players dispel asylum myths in video

Top players dispel asylum myths in video

FARE partner, Show Racism the Red Card has gathered together some of the UK’s top footballing personalities in an educational video that aims to dispel some of the myths around asylum seekers. Supported by Amnesty International and the Refugees Council, the video features Gary Lineker, Thierry Henry, Shaka Hislop, Lomana Lua Lua, David James, Shola…

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TV football pundit quits after racist slur

TV football pundit quits after racist slur

Ron Atkinson, a legendary football pundit on the UK’s ITV channel, has quit his job after making a racist slur live on air. The incident occurred after the Monaco – Chelsea Champions League game on Tuesday 20 April 2004. His comments were directed at Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly, whom Atkinson referred to as a “f*****g…

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Play tackles football racism & xenophobia

Play tackles football racism & xenophobia

Roy William’s play, “Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads,” returns to the Cottesloe Theatre in London this week. The play, which was first performed in 2002, is set in a Pub during England’s World Cup Qualifying match against Germany in 2000. It explores the issues of national identity and racism in football, as the…

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Budapest derby marred by anti-Semitic chanting

Budapest derby marred by anti-Semitic chanting

The Budapest premier league derby between MTK Hungária FC and Ferencváros on Sunday 18 April 2004 was marred by anti-Semitic chanting. During the game, supporters of Ferencvárosi engaged in continuous anti-Semitic chanting whilst waving a Neo-Nazi flag. The incident at the Hidegkúti Nándor stadium occurred during the second half when MTK were leading 1-0. MTK…

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Anti-Semitism spoils Slovakian game

Anti-Semitism spoils Slovakian game

During a match between Spartak Trnava and SK Slovan Bratislava on 10 April 2004, hooligans from both sides began anti-semitic chants towards each other. Trnava fans shouted “Jude, Jude, Jude, all of Blava” repeatedly as well as some racist chants referring to Bratislava as “Gypsies”. In an act of pre-organised intolerance, they even held aloft…

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Belgians step up campaign

Belgians step up campaign

Belgium's top clubs, coaches, players and officials have stepped up their efforts to combat the evil of racism within the game. The Belgian Football Association (URBSFA) has been working in close conjunction with the country's Centre for Equal Opportunities and the Samen Kleurrijk Sporten foundation. Together, the 'Samen Kleurrijk Sporten – Carte Rouge au Racisme'…

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SV Mattersburg join anti-racist campaign

SV Mattersburg join anti-racist campaign

Austrian Bundesliga club SV Mattersburg marked their joining of the anti-racist campaign FairPlay-vidc with an organised event at the match against SV Salzburg on 3 April 2004. “Against Racism in a United Europe” was the slogan of the event, welcoming the Austria’s neighbouring countries into the European Union on 1 May 2004. More than 9000…

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Police & FA target amateur football racists

Police & FA target amateur football racists

The police and the Football Association in England have launched a new campaign to tackle racist abuse in amateur football. Previous campaigns have been aimed at players and fans in the professional game, leaving fans and players in the amateur game vulnerable. Footballers in schools and local league games are being warned that racist behaviour…

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