Greek FA gave no tickets to the ethnic minority of Albanians

Greek FA gave no tickets to the ethnic minority of Albanians

The Albanian national squad saw nearly no support from Albanian fans for their World Cup qualifier in Athens against Greece on 30 March. The Greek FA referred to debts of the Albanian FA in the amount of 7 000 Euro and refused to hand over the usual 5 % of the tickets. The 33 000…

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Anti-racism campaigners to meet in Slovakia

Anti-racism campaigners to meet in Slovakia

Anti-racism campaigners from across the FARE network will next month call for renewed action over what has been described as an ‘epidemic’ of racism in football across Europe. The call will come at a conference to be held by FARE in Bratislava, Slovakia, on the 8th and 9th April. The conference will bring together more…

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Rangers implement plan of action

Rangers implement plan of action

Scottish club, Rangers, have implemented a plan of action to deal with racism and sectarianism at their Ibrox ground. The move follows a documentary shown as part of the BBC’s Panorarma programme that criticised both Rangers and Celtic for not tackling the problem. David Murray, Chairman of Rangers, declared war on the abusive fans who…

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Falkirk pupils launch their own wristband

Falkirk pupils launch their own wristband

School children at Graeme High School, Falkirk in Scotland, have launched their own wristband to combat racism. The group, from the “Revolutionary” Young Enterprise designed the bracelet as their entry to a European-wide competition. Similar to Nike’s “Stand Up, Speak up!” campaign wristband, the bracelet is designed to allow the public to show their commitment…

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FURD set to celebrate ten years of campaigning

FURD set to celebrate ten years of campaigning

Football Unites, Racism Divides are to mark their tenth anniversary with a Gala Evening on Friday 11th November 2005. The date is outside the FARE week of action due to the timing of Ramadan this year. Celebrities lined up The evening will showcase the work of the project since it's inception in November 1995, and…

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Debate continues over Nike campaign

Debate continues over Nike campaign

The London Evening Standard has published an article discussing campaigners’ responses to the Nike “Stand Up, Speak Up” anti-racism campaign. Since Nike launched their high profile campaign, FARE and its member organisations have been inundated by the response from football fans, both in support of and against it. Our website alone, has received over 1500…

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Wanchope in racist scuffle

Wanchope in racist scuffle

Malaga striker Paulo Wanchope says he was involved in a scuffle with the club's fans after they racially abused him while he was warming down after a league match on Saturday 12 March 2005. The Costa Rica international said he was attacked when he went to confront the fans who had used a megaphone to…

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Di Canio fined for fascist salute

Di Canio fined for fascist salute

Lazio striker Paolo Di Canio has been fined €10,000 for the fascist-style salute he made in the derby win over Roma in January. The Italian Football League also handed Lazio a fine of the same amount. Di Canio, 36, had claimed that the gesture was a misrepresentation by the cameraman. But the League disciplinary commission…

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UEFA to renew support for FARE

UEFA to renew support for FARE

As the debate over racism in football continues, European football’s governing body, UEFA, is to renew its anti-racism partnership with the FARE Network during a special event staged at Highbury Stadium on Wednesday 9 March 2005. A financial donation of 400,000 Euros will be presented to campaigners by Arsenal FC’s vice-chairman, David Dein, and UEFA’s…

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UEFA threatens clubs with expulsion

UEFA threatens clubs with expulsion

UEFA have warned clubs that they could face expulsion from UEFA competitions if their fans are found guilty of racist behaviour. UEFA already have a range of sanctions for clubs found guilty of racist abuse, including fines and playing behind closed doors. UEFA spokesman, William Gaillard told the BBC, “There is no limit to the…

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Aragones slapped with paltry fine

Aragones slapped with paltry fine

Spain coach, Luis Aragones, has been fined 3000 euros by the Spanish Football Federation following his racist remarks about Arsenal’s Thierry Henry. The pitiful punishment was the result of a long drawn-out investigation into the remarks he made to Reyes about his Arsenal team-mate late last year. Aragones caused uproar, when in October 2004, he…

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Racism mars Milan derby

Racism mars Milan derby

Racist chanting and the displaying of neo-Nazi banners have marred the Inter – AC Milan derby, played on Sunday 27 February 2005 at the San Siro stadium. AC Milan’s Dutch midfielder, Clarence Seedorf was repeatedly “Monkey chanted” by sections of the Inter Milan crowd. The chants, so loud, could clearly be heard over Eurosport’s live…

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