FARE and FIFA announce World Cup plans

FARE and FIFA announce World Cup plans

Campaigners from the Football Against Racism in Europe network have met with FIFA President Sepp Blatter and high-ranking delegates from the United Nations, European Parliament, FIFpro and German government. At the meeting FARE and FIFA announced their partnership for the forthcoming World Cup in Germany. A series of anti- racism measures will be put in…

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Campaigners urge tolerance

Campaigners urge tolerance

Campaigners in Romania are urging fans to refrain from racist abuse ahead of the UEFA Cup quarter final matches between Rapid Bucharest and Steaua Bucharest on 30 March and 6 April 2006. The Romanian National Council for Combating Discrimination, together with the Romanian Football Federation and The National Youth Authority have jointly launched their “Put…

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“Cadismo contra el racismo” – “Cadism against racism”

“Cadismo contra el racismo” – “Cadism against racism”

A great manifestation against racism and discrimination was hold on the 25th and 26th of march in Cádiz/Spain where a lot of activities against racism in football were realized. The project was part of the european action week against racism of UNITED. Various banners were prepared during the last weeks in the CEPA colective by…

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FIFA toughens rules on racism

FIFA toughens rules on racism

Clubs whose fans are guilty of racist abuse can be deducted points or even relegated under new regulations approved by FIFA's executive committee. The new penalties range from match suspensions to deductions of points; three for a first offence, six for a second and relegation if there are further offences. FIFA have ordered all its…

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European Parliament team up against racism

European Parliament team up against racism

The President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell has been joined by MEPs of different political families, campaigners and representatives of European football in Strasbourg where a formal resolution on racism in the game was adopted. The one page document received more signatures than any other previous written resolution of the parliament with more than…

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MEP's call for action on racism

MEP's call for action on racism

Euro MP’s, campaigners and representatives of European football will be joined by the President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell, on 14th March 2005 as a formal resolution on racism in the game is adopted. The resolution calls on all stakeholders in the game to do more to fight racism and asks for tougher sanctions…

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Spanish government ups the ante

Spanish government ups the ante

Spanish sports minister, Jaime Lissavetsky, has announced that the country will introduce tougher legislation to deal with racism in football stadiums. The minister said, “The government is preparing changes to the law so that it can act with greater rigour, will be able to hand out heavier sanctions and make individual actions punishable. We have…

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Chelsea step up anti-Semitism campaign

Chelsea step up anti-Semitism campaign

Chelsea Football Club has joined forces with anti-racism campaigners, sections of the Jewish community and the Football Association to urge supporters to unite against anti-Semitism during their match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 11 March 2006. Chelsea FC have made huge strides in tackling racism and want to ensure that any fans who use anti-Jewish…

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UN slams football racism

UN slams football racism

A United Nations human rights investigator has accused politicians and sporting bodies of not doing enough to halt rising racism and discrimination in sport. Doudou Diene, who is UN special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance said, “In view of the gravity of some racist acts and the coverage…

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FARE calls for leadership from the Spanish FA

FARE calls for leadership from the Spanish FA

Representatives from the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network, and FIFPro, the worldwide representative organisation for all professional players, have attended a press conference organised by Spanish anti- racism campaigners, CECRA, to issue statements calling for action against racism in football from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). The press conference, which took place before…

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