Communities united at football fun day

Communities united at football fun day

Thousands turned up for a family day out and to celebrate their love of football at the Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD) Community Day on Sunday 22 May 2005. The event, hosted every year at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane football ground in the UK, attracted people from all across the region’s diverse communities. Hundreds of…

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Ace football youngster faces deportation

Ace football youngster faces deportation

Football prodigy, Danillo Cadete, faces deportation after being told that he can no longer stay in the UK. The 14-year-old fled to the UK with his mother over 2 and a half years ago, following the brutal war in his native Angola. Despite settling in Newcastle and becoming the star of his local football team,…

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UEFA determined to stamp out racism

UEFA determined to stamp out racism

UEFA has stressed its determination to punish the racists and drive them out of football. In recent times, UEFA has made its intentions clear by issuing disciplinary sanctions against clubs and national associations, aiming to show that it will not accept racist conduct. UEFA's communications and public affairs director William Gaillard says that they are…

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Finnish athletes demand respect

Finnish athletes demand respect

With support of the FARE network a new, athletes-driven campaign to promote tolerance through sports has been launched at the Olympic stadium in Helsinki. The RESPECT – Sports without Prejudice campaign has been initiated by Liikkukaa!, a 3000 member strong NGO who have worked over the past ten years to use sports for social inclusion,…

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Anti-racism drive gains pace

Anti-racism drive gains pace

The impetus to drive racism out of football is continuing to grow – with UEFA joined by many of its member associations as well as European campaigners in a concerted effort. At the recent anti-racism conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, organised by the pan-European FARE movement, delegates heard that a wider spectrum of organisations and individuals…

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UEFA Cup final highlights the fight against racism

UEFA Cup final highlights the fight against racism

The UEFA Cup final played on Wednesday 18 May 2005 in Lisbon, has once again highlighted the fight against racism in football. UEFA sent out a powerful message via its ‘Unite against racism’ perimeter advertising at the match between Sporting and CSKA Moscow at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. Additionally, the official match programme carried a…

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Henry speaks about racism

Henry speaks about racism

UK newspaper, The Times, features a very interesting article by Thierry Henry, the spearhead behind Nike’s hugely popular Stand Up! Speak Up! campaign. In the article, he details his personal experiences of racism, assesses the current state of racism throughout Europe and gives his reasons for starting the Nike campaign.

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Police hunt racist owl

Police hunt racist owl

Police in the UK are hunting for a man, after racist abuse marred Sheffield Wednesday’s English League Division-1 play-off match against Brentford on Thursday 12 May 2005. The incidents, directed at Brentford striker Isaiah Rankin, originated from a small section of the Owls crowd. One man could clearly be seen on the live TV coverage…

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Lucarelli gives lesson on racism

Lucarelli gives lesson on racism

Money can’t buy Cristiano Lucarelli. The Livorno striker, who has become the Italian Serie A league’s top scorer with 22 goals, knows that with fame and fortune comes social responsibility. A resolute socialist, Lucarelli recently visited a Livorno school where he gave lessons to pupils on the problem of racism in football stadiums. Lucarelli said…

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Kick racism – International FairPlay Cup for Youth teams in Vienna

Kick racism – International FairPlay Cup for Youth teams in Vienna

This weekend, the FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) Network will launch the International FairPlay Cup for youth teams. Kicking off on 14 May 2005 in Vienna, the tournament is supported by UEFA, European football’s governing body. It will bring together 51 teams to celebrate the diversity of cultures under the banner of “Kick Racism”…

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Hamburg-St. Pauli’s Tournament to unite anti-racist supporters

Hamburg-St. Pauli’s Tournament to unite anti-racist supporters

After last year’s hugely successful anti-racist football tournament, the Fanladen St. Pauli will again organise a repeat performance for 2005. For this tournament, fan clubs from 15 European countries have been invited to compete, extending the close anti-racist network between football supporters. It is hoped the event will give each group the power for the…

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Carlos gives shirt to extremist

Carlos gives shirt to extremist

Real Madrid fullback, Roberto Carlos, has been shown presenting his shirt to the former leader of the club's radical group of Ultra Sur fans following his side's 5-0 victory over Racing Santander on Saturday 7 May 2005. Spanish daily El Pais published photographs of the Brazilian international giving Jose Luis Ochaita his shirt and said…

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