Survey shows shocking results

Survey shows shocking results

UK newspaper, The Guardian, has publish the results of a survey of Asian football fans in the UK. Nearly a quarter of Asian supporters said that they had witnessed racist abuse at matches. Most respondents did not let this deter them from attending matches and 60% thought that their club were active in stamping out…

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Racial violence flares in Greece after defeat

Racial violence flares in Greece after defeat

Numerous outbreaks of violence flared up in Greece after the Euro 2004 champions were defeated 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match against neighbouring Albania. Albanians, who make up the largest immigrant group in Greece, came under threat up and down the country. The situation deteriorated so dramatically in Athens that police used tear gas…

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England team humbled by Auschwitz

England team humbled by Auschwitz

Players from the English national squad took time out from football yesterday to reflect upon more important matters. David Beckham, Michael Owen, Frank Lampard, Gary Neville and team-mates visited Auschwitz ahead of the team’s World Cup qualifier against Poland. Located in the southern Polish town of Oswiecim, Auschwitz-Berkenau was the largest of the Nazi’s World…

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UEFA buries racism

UEFA buries racism

To mark its Golden Jubilee year, UEFA has buried a time capsule at its Nyon headquarters in western Switzerland. The capsule, to be opened in 50 years time, was sealed at a ceremony attended by UEFA chief executive Lars-Christer Olsson. The capsule contains a wealth of football paraphernalia donated by some of Europe’s top clubs….

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Police clamp down on football bigotry

Police clamp down on football bigotry

Police in Scotland have arrested 23 people for race or religious-related offences during the Celtic V Rangers match on Sunday 29 August. Under the recent Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act, aggravated racist or religious prejudice is unlawful. Both Celtic and Rangers have encouraged their supporters to cease bigotry and racism at their football matches. Celtic have…

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