Floodlight shines on women’s football

Floodlight shines on women’s football

German FARE partner, Flutlicht (Floodlight), are holding a pioneering panel discussion focussing on ethnic minority women in football. The “Wanderers between Worlds” discussion is scheduled for 7pm on 27 October 2005 in the club house of Türkiyemspor Berlin football club, Admiralstr. 37, Berlin-Kreuzberg. A host of prominent footballing figures will discuss the meaning of ethnicity,…

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Is Italian basketball racist?

Is Italian basketball racist?

The Italian Basketball Association has announced that from next season, in addition to six foreign players, five Italians “by birth and passport” (whom someone has dubbed “genuine Italians”, perhaps alluding to the famous song by Toto Cotugno) and one Italian by passport “only” will be eligible to play. At first glance this would appear to…

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Two anti-racism days in Ancona

Two anti-racism days in Ancona

The two organised anti-racism days in Ancona were a great success. On Saturday, 22 October, a cricket match against Banglancona (a team of young Bangladeshi and Pakistani players from the Assata Shaker sports club) was staged at the stadium in the presence of the chairman of CONI (the Italian Olympic Committee), with whom negotiations are…

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Brøndby ban Action Week

Brøndby ban Action Week

Over 1000 activities, in 35 different countries including all UEFA Champions League games onboard and unprecedented efforts in Spain, France and Eastern Europe; yet no sign of Action Week at Brøndby IF in Denmark. For this, the most successful FARE Action Week to date, was shamefully banned by the board of the Copenhagen club. Banner,…

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First for Polish club

First for Polish club

Kolporter Korona Kielce have become the first Polish football club to produce a full team antiracist poster. Produced with FARE partner Never Again, the poster will be distributed as part of FARE Action Week. Korona hit the headlines earlier this season when sections of their fans began racially abusing their own players. Rather than brush…

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Austrian Bundesliga gets involved in the FARE Action Week

Austrian Bundesliga gets involved in the FARE Action Week

Unite against racism! This is the motto of the action being launched against xenophobia and discrimination in football at every match taking place in the Austrian Bundesliga (Week 15) and 1st Division (Week 16) this weekend (21 – 23 October). The action is being coordinated by the campaign group FairPlay. Viele Farben. Ein Spiel with…

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Stars back Action Week

Stars back Action Week

Europe’s top football stars stood united against racism recently, as their clubs lined up for UEFA Champions League matches. UEFA made use of its “Unite Against Racism” campaign during its premier club competition, to make a stand against racism during the FARE Action Week. Strong signal At all 16 Matchday 3 games played on 18…

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Cultures united through football

Cultures united through football

The English language edition of the dw-world.de website have an interesting article on a Berlin female football team. Comprised of women from multiple national and religious backgrounds, the team describe how they have overcome prejudice and their differences to unite through their love of the game.

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Never Again President wins Polcul Foundation prize

<i>Never Again</i> President wins Polcul Foundation prize

Marcin Kornak, founder and president of the anti-fascist „Never Again” Association, won the prize of POLCUL, Independent Foundation Supporting the Polish Culture in memory of Jerzy Boniecki. The prize (awarded since 1980) is “to recognize individuals in Poland actively committed to shaping civil society, with their attitude and work showing respect and tolerance for others”….

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Successful anti-racism day at Helmond Sport

Successful anti-racism day at Helmond Sport

The Brown White Tulips, a fan club from FC St. Pauli based in the Netherlands, have organised an anti-racism day in cooperation with second league club Helmond Sport on 14 October. The players turned up in special designed FARE jerseys (see photo) and displayed a banner saying “No to racism” before line up. The action…

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Racism gets the boot in Spain

Racism gets the boot in Spain

Fans, footballers and football clubs in Spain are making a defiant stance against racism as part of the Football Against Racism in Europe Action Week. Proceedings will kick-off with UEFA’s high profile Champion’s League games between Villareal – Benfica Lisboa on 18 October and the Real Madrid – Rosenborg Trondheim on 19 October. Watched by…

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The disabled can be Ultras too

The disabled can be Ultras too

I am disabled, someone, like many others in this 'category', whose journey through life has been fairly onerous at times. By that I'm not saying that life is easy now. I'm just trying to overcome as best I can all the 'injustices' that turn your life – which is difficult enough in itself – upside…

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Racist ref receives red card

Racist ref receives red card

A referee has been suspended following claims that he made a racist comment during a five-a-side football tournament at the PowerLeague centre in Edinburgh Scotland. Thomas Carter took charge of the match involving a Greek-Turkish team, but afterwards one of the footballers claimed that he had called the Scottish-based Myrthe team “Dirty greasy Greek b******s”….

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European Football to stand united as Action Week kicks-off

European Football to stand united as Action Week kicks-off

The biggest anti-racism campaign in European sport kicks-off today (October 13th). Over the next 13 days every part of the European footballing community will stand united against racism and discrimination in the game. The 6th FARE Action Week, organised by the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network, will feature up to one thousand initiatives…

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Fans from Montevarchi and Ancona unite against racism

Fans from Montevarchi and Ancona unite against racism

On Sunday 9 October 2005, for the match between Montevarchi-Ancona in the Italian Serie C2, both fan groups decided to put aside their differences and unite together for their involvement in the FARE Action Week. They prepared a banner with the slogan “United Against Racism”, which was then displayed during the first half in the…

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Less than one week to go, one goal… kicking racism out of the game!

Less than one week to go, one goal… kicking racism out of the game!

The largest series of anti- racism activities staged in sport across Europe will take place in less than one week. Between 13 and 25 October 2005 the European football family will stand united against racism and discrimination for the sixth successive season. The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network is co ordinating activities that…

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UEFA gets stuck in for FARE Action Week

UEFA gets stuck in for FARE Action Week

European Football’s governing body, UEFA, is putting its full weight behind FARE’s Action Week against racism and discrimination. Whilst some organisations are content with kind words of support, UEFA’s effort is slightly more physical. The UEFA staff team are to play a football match in support of the Action Week. Staff, picked from UEFA’s Nyon…

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