Racist chanter banned from football

Racist chanter banned from football

Kenneth Holmes, 28, has been banned from all UK football matches for three years and fined after shouting racist abuse during a Millwall FC match against Leicester City on August 14. Holmes was convicted at Greenwich Magistrates' Court in London on August 18. Police superintendent Brian Pearce said he hoped the ban would serve as…

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Red Star Belgrade punished

Red Star Belgrade punished

UEFA have slapped a fine of €37,700 on FK Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) as a punishment for the racism shown at two Champions League Qualifier matches in Belgrade. During the first-leg tie against PSV Eindhoven on 11 August, large sections of Red Star Belgrade supporters repeatedly made “Monkey chants” whenever PSV’s No 11, DaMarcus…

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Players flock to AsiaEurope Football Festival

Players flock to AsiaEurope Football Festival

The BBC is carrying a news article about a recent football festival that hopes to give Asian players their chance to impress major clubs. Every week thousands of young Asians play football in amateur leagues, yet there are only five South Asian professionals in the UK. The AsiaEurope festival, hosted by Liverpool Hope University College,…

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Brøndby Fans Against Racism

Brøndby Fans Against Racism

Fans of Danish first league club Brønby IF, are set to launch their anti-racist campaign on 15 August at the match against FC Midtjylland. The official fan club Brøndby Support, whose members total more than 10,000, have decided to react to recent racist incidents in the stadium and in Danish football at large. The campaign…

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PSV’s DaMarcus Beasley racially abused

PSV’s DaMarcus Beasley racially abused

PSV winger DaMarcus Beasley faced a torrent of racial abuse during his side’s UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday 11 August 2004. Red Star fans repeatedly made “Monkey chants” whenever Beasley had the ball at the Marakana Stadium. UEFA have started an investigation into this matter and have made inquiries with PSV officials.

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