Harpal Singh, on the Asain football revolution

Harpal Singh, on the Asain football revolution

UK newspaper, The Telegraph has an interesting interview with Stockport County’s Harpal Singh. Along with Fulham’s Zesh Rehman, Newcastle’s Michael Chopra and Huddersfield’s Adnam Ahmed, Singh is one of only four British football players of Asian decent playing in the English league. In the article, Singh describes how he made it into the professional game,…

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Hungarian Jews demand action after abuse

Hungarian Jews demand action after abuse

Representatives of Hungary's Jewish community have urged football authorities in the country to act after anti-Semitic slurs were chanted during a match. Ujpest FC fans made the remarks during a 2-0 victory on Saturday over MTK Budapest, a club founded by and still identified with Hungarian Jews. In a letter to the Hungarian FA, the…

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The loneliness of Zoro the defender

The loneliness of Zoro the defender

Marc André Zoro's gesture has seen a problem resurface that sport's governing bodies have seriously neglected and underestimated in recent years. The FC Messina defender screamed into our faces that racism is alive and kicking in Italian football and in society. His outcry was the desperate reaction of an injured player – not because he…

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European parliament to back drive against racism

European parliament to back drive against racism

Members of the European Parliament will add their voice to the drive to tackle racism as problems in European football hit the headlines again. On 30th November 2005, MEP’s will launch a Declaration in Brussels commending the work of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network and call for action by FA’s, Leagues and…

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Zoro threatens to walk after abuse

Zoro threatens to walk after abuse

Messina’s Ivory Coast defender, Marc Zoro threatened to walk off the pitch after being subjected to racist abuse by some Inter fans during their Serie A home match against Inter Milan. Matters came to a head 22 minutes into the second half, when after being abused throughout the game, Zoro went to collect the ball…

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Seyni N'Diaye speaks out about Cypriot racism

Seyni N'Diaye speaks out about Cypriot racism

The online Cyprus Mail features an interesting interview detailing Senegalesse striker, Seyni N'Diaye's experiences of racism whilst playing on the island. With the problem largely ignored by the Cyprus Football Association, N'Diaye describes how the constant abuse eventually drove him to move away.

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John Carew honoured with anti-racism award

John Carew honoured with anti-racism award

Lyon forward and Norwegian international, John Carew, was recently honoured with a prestigious award, recognising his contribution to ridding the game of racism. He received the award from FARE partner, Show Racism the Red Card (Norway) at the Norwegian Player of the Year awards, hosted by the Norwegian Players Union. Carew has been the main…

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Racism mars Royal League match

Racism mars Royal League match

Black players from the Swedish team, Djurgaarden, faced a torrent of racist abuse during their game at AaB in the Royal League on Thursday 24 November 2005. They faced constant monkey chanted whenever they had the ball, whilst Djurgaarden’s Gambian goalkeeper, Pa Dembo Touray had bananas thrown at him. Speaking in the Swedish newspaper, Expression,…

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Football club guilty of discrimination

Football club guilty of discrimination

Leeds United Football Club has been found guilty of racial and sexual discrimination by a tribunal in the UK. Yvonne Campbell, who is of Caribbean descent, will receive £20,000 compensation from the club, plus £1,058 from her boss after being passed over for promotion four times between 2001 and 2004. Up until 2001, Mrs Campbell…

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Stars celebrate 10 years of campaigning

Stars celebrate 10 years of campaigning

A host of footballing greats recently turned out to celebrate 10 years of anti-racist campaigning in the UK by FARE partner, Football Unites, Racism Divides. The sit down dinner event, kindly hosted by Sheffield United Football Club, highlighted some of the project’s fantastic achievements and the contribution made by people who have assisted it. The…

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FARE Public Hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels, 30 November 2005

FARE Public Hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels, 30 November 2005

Public Hearing: Tackling Racism in European Football The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Network will be hosting a Public Hearing on Racism and Discrimination in European Football at the European Parliament in Brussels between 17:00 – 18:15 on the 30th November 2005. This meeting will feature speakers including former footballers, leading European Politicians and…

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Racism ruins Reds victory

Racism ruins Reds victory

Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League victory over Anderlecht was unfortunately marred by a racist incident. Danish referee Kim Nielsen, never shy of brandishing the red card, sent Anderlecht’s Serbian substitute Nenad Jestrovic walking after clashing with Liverpool’s Mohamed Sissoko in the 75th minute. The incident happened just yards from the ref, who claims he heard Jestrovic…

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European football stands united against racism

European football stands united against racism

Fans, Clubs, their players and ethnic minority groups throughout Europe have drawn a line in the sand against racism – enough is enough, we want our game back. Over the past month, fans and players at all levels of the game have come together to take a defiant stand against racism and discrimination. This huge…

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