Spartak Moscow fined for racist fans

Spartak Moscow fined for racist fans

As has been reported by various newspapers, Spartak Moscow have been fined 50,000 rubles (14,000 euros) by the Football Union of Russia. At a game on 11 August Spartak fans hung up a banner directed against Suarez Velliton, one of their own players. “Go home, you monkey”, was the message. According to media reports the…

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Racist incidents mar UEFA competitions

Racist incidents mar UEFA competitions

A number of racist incidents have occurred in UEFA competitions in recent weeks. An investigation has now been launched by UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body. We have a policy of zero tolerance on racism, said UEFA director of communications William Gaillard. Nothing would be done until the UEFA delegation had submitted its report, however. Meanwhile…

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Scottish Government Minister launches Kick-Out Bigotry campaign website

Scottish Government Minister launches Kick-Out Bigotry campaign website

Minister for Communities and Sport Stewart Maxwell has launched the ‘Kick-Out Bigotry’ website , part of Scottish football’s united campaign against sectarianism – 'Kick-Out Bigotry'. The website features news, views and much more as the Kick-Out Bigotry campaign gathers momentum during the 2007-2008 football season. It also includes a Sectarian Incident Notification Form providing fans…

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Successful anti-racism action at Polish Woodstock

Successful anti-racism action at Polish Woodstock

Young people from Algeria, Kosovo, France, Germany, Moldova, Austria, England and Poland participated in anti-racist activities of the Polish 'NEVER AGAIN' Association during the annual Przystanek Woodstock rock festival on 2-4 August 2007. As part of the festival, which this year gathered 100,000 people, the Association organized the Antiracist Football Championship of Poland and a…

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Football unites Alps, Adriatic and Balkans

Football unites Alps, Adriatic and Balkans

International youth tournaments in Montenegro and Serbia, with finals in Bosnia & Herzegovina, 4-12 August 2007. The “Football Unites the Alps, Adriatic and Balkans” project launched its activities for the year with a regional tournament against Balkan nationalism in the Serbian town of Paracin on Saturday, 4 August. The tournament was won by the youth…

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Albania coach fined for homophobic remarks

Albania coach fined for homophobic remarks

For the first time in its history European football's governing body UEFA has penalised an official for making homophobic comments. Albania coach Otto Baric was handed a 3,000 Swiss franc fine by the UEFA Disciplinary Committee last week. In 2004, while still Croatia national coach, Baric said in an interview with the newspaper Jutarniy List…

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