European football looks to Unite Against Racism

European football looks to Unite Against Racism

Stars of Spanish football will join former players, leading administrators from across European football and campaigners at a major gathering to look at racism in Barcelona this Wednesday (1st February). The 2nd UEFA-led Unite Against Racism conference will look at the problems of racism in Europe, highlight examples of good work and provide an opportunity…

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European football meets on racism at Nou Camp

European football meets on racism at Nou Camp

The 2nd Unite Against Racism conference in European Football, supported and promoted by UEFA, Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) and the RFEF is to take place at the Nou Camp in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday 1st February 2006, with FC Barcelona acting as hosts. Event at Camp Nou The conference participants include delegates from…

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Matteo Ghione, a young anti-racist footballer

Matteo Ghione, a young anti-racist footballer

The footballer Matteo Ghione is nearly 19 and the son of a Brazilian mother and an Italian father. At the moment he plays for FC Bolzano-Bozen 1996 in Italy's Serie D, though he did start his career in the youth scheme at Juventus. We hope to publish an interview with him soon. Here we reproduce…

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Neo-Nazis among fans at forthcoming World Cup in Germany

Neo-Nazis among fans at forthcoming World Cup in Germany

Neo-Nazi groups in several eastern European countries are gathering forces against black players (such Sol Campbell and Ledley King) in the England team. According to the Sunday Times skinheads from Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia and the Czech Republic have organised a number of meetings to coordinate racist abuse at matches during the forthcoming World Cup…

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Kerr reveals race hate mail

Kerr reveals race hate mail

Ex Republic of Ireland Coach, Brian Kerr, has revealed that he received racist hate mail during his time in charge. Kerr disclosed, “I had to put up with a series of fairly vile abusive letters. That was because I had Chris Hughton, a very Irish black man on the staff, and I had black players…

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UEFA speak about racism

UEFA speak about racism

UEFA Director of Communications, William Gaillard, talks frankly in UEFA.com’s magazine about UEFA’s commitment to eradicating racism and their upcoming Unite Against Racism conference to be held in Spain. “Football has a unique opportunity, first of all, because it is a racially integrated sport – we see all kinds of origins, beliefs and cultures playing…

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Ultras Hapoel take a stand against Racism

Ultras Hapoel take a stand against Racism

Last Tuesday night the Ultras Hapoel, a supporters group of Hapoel Tel-Aviv, displayed several banners to show their stand against racism. Ultras Hapoel unfurled ten banners saying “No to racism” in ten different languages – Arabic, Russian, Amharic, Italian, German, French, Greek, Turkish, English and Spanish. Additionally they displayed a large flag with the symbol…

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African football calls for action on racism

African football calls for action on racism

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Issa Hayatou, has called for Europe to do more to stamp out racism in football. Talking at the CAF congress in Cairo, he also asked European clubs to free up Africa's players to play for their countries. “The fight against racial discrimination is never over. The news we…

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Football unites against racism

Football unites against racism

A huge forthcoming anti-racism conference in Barcelona is set to bring the European football community together in an important show of strength against intolerance and discrimination in football. This 2nd Conference Against Racism in European Football, this time at the Camp Nou stadium on 1 February, is being organised by UEFA in co-operation with FARE…

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2005 in review

2005 in review

UEFA toughens up 2005 saw FARE’s relationship with European Football’s governing body, UEFA, develop further. Early in 2005, UEFA renewed its charity donation to FARE, funding that underpins all our important work. UEFA’s Director of Communications, William Gaillard, said of the relationship with FARE, “We recognise the need to be working alongside those who have…

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Clemente denies racism slur

Clemente denies racism slur

Spanish coach Javier Clemente has denied that comments he made about Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o were racist. The manager of Athletic Bilbao criticised Eto’o after it appeared he spat at Bilbao defender Unai Exposito during a league match. Clemente was accused of racially abusing Eto’o after describing the spitting incident as “Something that people who…

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Nazi Salutes by football fans in front of Austrian Concentration camp

Nazi Salutes by football fans in front of Austrian Concentration camp

A scandal rocked Adolf Hitler's birthplace Braunau this week with a picture of local football fans making Nazi salutes during a visit to a nearby concentration camp memorial site. Pictures had until recently been on the homepage of the fan club Braunau Bulldogs, in the small town not far from the German border. It showed…

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