Henry calls on anti-racist groups to apply for cash

Henry calls on anti-racist groups to apply for cash

Arsenal skipper and inspiration behind Nike’s Stand Up, Speak Up wristband campaign, Thierry Henry has called on groups in the UK and Ireland to take up cash to help rid the game of racism. In a press release, Henry said, “Football has made great strides to combat racism within the game but there is still…

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Homeless World Cup receives UEFA Charity Cheque

Homeless World Cup receives UEFA Charity Cheque

UEFA has presented it’s annual 1 Million Swiss Francs Charity Cheque to the organisers of the Homeless World Cup. Brazilian star Ronaldinho and UEFA CEO Lars-Christer Olsson handed over the symbolic cheque (650.000 €) in Monaco. Every year, UEFA awards a cheque to a charity of its choice, to coincide with the UEFA Super Cup…

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Lazio apologise for racist abuse

Lazio apologise for racist abuse

Claudio Lotito, president of Italian club Lazio, has issued an apology for the racist abuse suffered by the Messina and Ivory Coast defender Marc Kpolo Zoro. The Ivorian was subjected to racist abuse by a section of Lazio supporters throughout the Serie A game on Sunday 28 August 2005. The Messina defender was said to…

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Fan arrested over anti-gay taunts

Fan arrested over anti-gay taunts

A football fan has been arrested for shouting homophobic chants during a game in the English Championship League between Hull City and Brighton and Hove Albion FC. The unnamed man was arrested for chanting abuse at Brighton during the game last weekend, according to the Hull Daily Mail. Police say they arrested just one man…

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Call for Action: FARE Action Week

Call for Action: FARE Action Week

The annual FARE Action Week against Racism and Discrimination has grown over last five season into Europes biggest anti-racism campaign in football. Last year more than 33 countries got involved in a united effort to rid the game from racism and discrimination. This October, the 6th FARE Action Week (13-25 October 2005) will once again…

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Hundreds expected at murdered Arsenal fan’s funeral

Hundreds expected at murdered Arsenal fan’s funeral

Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of Anthony Walker. The black 18-year-old Arsenal fan was brutally murdered with an axe whilst walking with his girlfriend through McGoldrick Park in Merseyside, UK, in July 2005. The police have charged two men with his murder. The service, to be led by the Bishop of…

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Football match unites communities

Football match unites communities

A unique football match is helping to ease tensions and bring together communities near Malaga in Spain. The match, held annually in the stadium of Suel, pits the local Roma gypsy community against the local police in a friendly environment. Now in its sixth year, the “Football match against racism” was the brainchild of Juan…

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Polish club bans racists

Polish club bans racists

In a remarkable step forward, FARE partner Never Again, have worked with a Polish club to ban a group of racists from its ground following some disturbing scenes of racism. During the opening match of the season between Kolporter Korona Kielce and Cracovia Kraków, a group of racists abused their own team’s player – Brazilian…

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UEFA investigate racist chanting

UEFA investigate racist chanting

UEFA have begun investigations into the racist chanting suffered by Shelbourne players during their Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest in Romania. Shelbourne’s Curtis Fleming and Joseph Ndo both faced a barrage of racist abuse from the Romanian supporters throughout the game. UEFA have confirmed that their match delegate witnessed and reported the abuse. Steaua…

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The Anti-Racist Football Championship of Poland on “przystanek woodstock” festival 2005

The Anti-Racist Football Championship of Poland on “przystanek woodstock” festival 2005

Karol Gierliński, deputy of International Roma Parlament, headquatered in Vienna, Austria, has opened the promotional game of a Second Anti-Racist Football Championship of Poland, during the Station Woodstock music festival in Kostrzyn. The final match between Kostrzyn Representatives & FC Station Woodstock was won 5:2 by a host team, cheerleaded by members of local Roma…

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Cisse rebukes racists

Cisse rebukes racists

Liverpool FC striker Djibril Cisse has fiercely stood firm against the racist abuse he suffered during Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League win on Wednesday 10 August 2005 in Bulgaria. The 24-year-old French international faced a torrent of racist abuse from the CSKA Sofia fans whenever he touched the ball. He told the Liverpool Echo newspaper, “It's…

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Racist yob banned

Racist yob banned

A football hooligan was banned from UK football matches for three years after shouting insults at former Birmingham City striker Dwight Yorke. David Ashcroft, 22, hurled abuse at the player as he warmed up to play against Blackburn Rovers in November 2004. Ashcroft admitted public order offences and was also fined £200 plus £80 court…

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School children unite against racism

School children unite against racism

More than 300 school children across the city of Manchester in the UK have been busy creating posters and poems on the theme of battling against racism. The exercise was part of the International Friendship Games organised to create a mini-Commonwealth Games in which children of all ages, religions and countries can come together under…

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Football at the EuroGames in Utrecht

Football at the EuroGames in Utrecht

From the 16th to the 19th of June 2005 the city of Utrecht was the host of the 10th EuroGames. Once a year the FARE partner European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation – EGLSF celebrates this huge European gay sport event: 3.000 athletes were competing in 9 different sports: Badminton, Ballroom Dancing, Field Hockey, Football,…

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