Antirazzisti Mondiali campaign against racism in sport launched in Italy

Antirazzisti Mondiali campaign against racism in sport launched in Italy

As part of the Action Week the Italian sports association UISP, the supporters group Progetto Ultrà and the weekly magazine Carta, along with the FARE network, launched a new campaign called 'Antirazzisti Mondiali. Tante tattiche una sola squadra” (Anti-racists of the world. Many game plans, just one team). The campaign aims to establish a national…

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Special Day for Blades and Football Unites

Special Day for Blades and Football Unites

FARE partner Football Unites, Racism Divides held their biggest ever Week of Action event at the game between Sheffield United and Premiership champions Chelsea on 28th October. Football Unites have worked together with Sheffield United since 1997 on their Anti-Racist days. “The match against Chelsea provided the perfect opportunity of a packed stadium, plus Sky…

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Kick It Out welcomes Mijailovic ban

Kick It Out welcomes Mijailovic ban

FARE UK partner, Kick It Out, have welcomed UEFA's decision to ban Wisla Krakow defender Nikola Mijailovic for five UEFA competition games for the racial abuse of Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy. The Serbian was found guilty of the offence that took place when the sides met on 19 October, by European football's governing body Uefa….

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FARE Action Week peaks this weekend

FARE Action Week peaks this weekend

The 7th annual FARE Action Week against racism and discrimination reached its second peak at the weekend 28-29th October. PSV lead the way in Holland Leading Dutch club PSV Eindhoven organised an anti-racism day at the home match against Sparta Rotterdam on 25th October. This was the fourth time PSV had joined the FARE Action…

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Fan groups in Germany against racism

Fan groups in Germany against racism

Article: In addition to the Red Card campaigns run by the German Football Association (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL), numerous fan groups in Germany again took part this year in the FARE Action Week. Fans from every league, ranging from RSV Göttingen in the lowly District League to Bayern Munich in the top-flight…

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PSV lead the way in Holland

PSV lead the way in Holland

Leading Dutch club PSV Eindhoven organised an anti-racism day at the home match against Sparta Rotterdam on 25th October. This was the fourth time PSV had joined the FARE Action Week. The match day programme featured a special on the fight against racism; captain Phillip Cocu read a letter with an anti-racism message and the…

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United Colours of Bohemka

United Colours of Bohemka

The Czech second league club “FC Bohemians 1905” and the “Bohemians Ultras” made a strong anti-racist statement at the match against Usti nad Lebam last weekend. Before the game the players presented a banner with the slogan “Bohemka proti rasismu” and the fans were informed that FC Bohemians proudly joined the international FARE Action Week….

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FARE Action Week in Varese – city streets awash with colour

FARE Action Week in Varese – city streets awash with colour

On Sunday 22 October UISP Varese combined the activity already scheduled for the FARE Action Week with a further event under the title “Let's reclaim our space”, that was taking place for the second time this year. So, as well as the traditional march through the city of Varese, a five-a-side tournament was organised that…

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Anti-racist activities in Ancona

Anti-racist activities in Ancona

One of the most important activities during the FARE Action Week was doubtless the event organised in Ancona by the sports association Polisportiva Antirazzista Assata Shakur along with the umbrella sports body U.I.S.P Ancona, the organisations Ambasciata dei Diritti (Embassy of Rights) and Circolo Africa (African Circle), and local radio stations Radio Arancia Network and…

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Austrian League speaks out

Austrian League speaks out

Over the week-end of the 21-22 October, the Austrian Bundesliga ran activities involving all first division clubs. For the first time team captains and ethnic minority players read out statements against racism. Players taking the microphone included the Austrian Internationals Sebastian Martinez (SV Ried) whose background is Uruguayan, Bosnian-born Zlatko Junuzovic (GAK) and the Swiss-Congolese…

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German Week of Action off to a great start

German Week of Action off to a great start

Early signs are that the Week of Action in Germany is proving to be a huge success, with activities taking place at all thirty-six 1st and 2nd division games played so far, as well as at some 3rd division games. Altogether 800,000 red cards bearing the message Show Racism the Red Card in German on…

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Hughes demands action over racism

Hughes demands action over racism

Blackburn manager Mark Hughes has asked Uefa to take action over claims Benni McCarthy was racially abused during the Uefa Cup tie in Poland on Thursday. McCarthy said he was a target during the 2-1 group win against Wisla Krakow. Uefa has warned it may be difficult to find any “hard evidence”, but Hughes says:…

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European Football fights Racism and Celebrates the Beautiful Game

European Football fights Racism and Celebrates the Beautiful Game

The seventh annual FARE Action Week got underway with a Europe-wide campaign to eradicate the cancer of racism and intolerance from the beautiful game. Running from 17 to 30 October, the annual show of strength coordinated by the FARE network and implemented with support of UEFA is uniting football fans, clubs and those targeted by…

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Football Association of Ireland Unites Against Racism

Football Association of Ireland Unites Against Racism

The Football Association of Ireland have launched a fortnight of action against racism in Ireland in association with UEFA’s partner in the campaign against racism, Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE). The FAI have encouraged all members of the association to make strong efforts to contribute actively to the programme of the fortnight by designing…

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FARE Action Week kicks-off today

FARE Action Week kicks-off today

Tonight UEFA’s flagship club competition, the Champions League, will kick-off the 7th Action Week. Europe's top football stars will help to spread the message too as they stand united against racism. All 32 teams taking part in the UEFA Champions League will show their opposition to racism as part of UEFA's contribution to the FARE…

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Racist incident at Borac Cacak in Serbia

Racist incident at Borac Cacak in Serbia

The following incident occurred in the 24th minute of the Serbian first division game between Borac Cacak and Vozdovac on Saturday, 14 October: A total of 37 Borac supporters put on Ku Klux Klan hoods and displayed banners bearing the messages “The player should go, no one wants him here” and “The South will rise…

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Broad support from Venice fans for 2006 Action Week

Broad support from Venice fans for 2006 Action Week

The various activities are being supported by the fan groups of Venezia Mestre as well as the Venetian Football Society. The first activity was conducted by fans as part of the Stand Up, Speak Up campaign. It consisted of an event staged at the Rialto fish market on Thursday 12 October under the heading “Attacco…

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Get ready for the FARE Action Week!

Get ready for the FARE Action Week!

The biggest series of single anti-racism activities in football will come through the pan-European FARE Action Week. In just one week on 17 / 18 October the UEFA Champions League will kick off the Action Week against racism and discrimination of the network Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE). More than a thousand activities in…

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Exhibition in Berlin: Jews in German football

Exhibition in Berlin: Jews in German football

Kickers, Fighters and Legends (Centrum Judaicum / Berlin, shown till 15th of December, 2006) They were football pioneers. Jewish footballers, coaches, journalists and functionaries were responsible for making football popular in Germany. The visionary: Walther Bensemann, 1873-1934, established football in Germany. Around 1900, he organized the first international football matches and was involved in the…

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Polish fans displayed Nazi banner in Vienna

Polish fans displayed Nazi banner in Vienna

The first round UEFA cup tie between the national champions FK Austria Vienna and Legia Warszawa on 28 September in Vienna has been marred by the display of Nazi symbols. A huge 20 meter banner saying “White Legion” featuring the Nazi emblem “Wolfsangel” was exposed in the sector of the Legia fans. The “Wolfsangel” (“Wolf’s…

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