Young Boys Berne to don black shirts against violence and racism

Young Boys Berne to don black shirts against violence and racism

Swiss football club Young Boys Berne (YB) and supporters club Gemeinsam gegen Rassismus [All together against racism] are joining forces to stage a follow-up to the 9th FARE Week of Action. The Super League game against FC Zurich at the Stade de Suisse in Berne on 2 November has been designated a FARE Day of…

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Football Unites wins Score4Africa award

Football Unites wins Score4Africa award

FARE partner Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD) has beaten off competition from Rio Ferdinand to scoop a top honour at a prestigious ceremony. Football Unites clinched the Diversity award at the first ever SCORE4Africa Awards run by the development agency AFFORD (African Foundation for Development). FURD co-ordinator Howard Holmes and football development worker Desbon Bushiri…

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FARE Action Week reaches peak this weekend

FARE Action Week reaches peak this weekend

Over the weekend the European Action Week of the Football against Racism in Europe (FARE) network will hit the highest point with a series of high-profile and grassroots events involving fan groups, players, clubs, NGOs and ethnic minority organisations. The 9th edition of the FARE Action Week running from 16 to 28 October is engaging…

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FARE calls for letters of support for Santos Mirasierra

FARE calls for letters of support for Santos Mirasierra

FARE is adding its voice to the campaign to release fellow anti-racist activist Santos Mirasierra from a Madrid prison. The letter of support below can be used as a template by other groups or individuals wishing to protest against his wrongful imprisonment. Letter of support for Mr. Santos Mirasierra Velardo: With this letter we –…

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Paul Elliott on Football's Final Taboo

Paul Elliott on Football's Final Taboo

Former Chelsea and Celtic defender Paul Elliott said that he has known 12 top players who are gay. Elliott, 44, revealed that they are reluctant to come out because they fear negative reactions. The ex-central defender, who now advises the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK, was speaking at 'Homophobia – Football's Final…

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Champions League gets behind the fight against racism

Champions League gets behind the fight against racism

Hundreds of football clubs, fan groups, leagues and minority organisations across Europe came together at the weekend (18-19 October) to take a stand against discrimination, as the annual FARE Week of Action kicked off. This week, UEFA will use its premier club competition, the Champions League to spread a joint message with FARE urging fans…

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European Action Week against Racism in Football takes off

European Action Week against Racism in Football takes off

The next 13 days will see European football stand united against racism and discrimination, with the launch of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Action Week. The initiative, coordinated by the European network and supported by UEFA will feature nearly one thousand initiatives by campaigners, fans, clubs, national associations and ethnic minority groups across…

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Campaigners welcome UEFA decision on Atletico racism

Campaigners welcome UEFA decision on Atletico racism

European campaigners today welcomed the decision of UEFA to impose a fine and ban on Atletico Madrid for racism as a “momentous” decision, and called for renewed efforts to tackle all forms of discrimination. Campaigners from FARE and players have spoken about the impact that today's decision will have in helping to tackle racism as…

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Biggest-ever European Action Week against Racism in Football kicks off!

Biggest-ever European Action Week against Racism in Football kicks off!

Europe’s largest anti-racism campaign in sport kicks off on Thursday, 16th October. For the 9th successive season the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network is calling on all stakeholders across European football to make a joint stand for equality and against racism and discrimination. This year the FARE Action Week will see an unprecedented…

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Sol Campbell: Portsmouth report racist and homophobic abuse to FA

Sol Campbell: Portsmouth report racist and homophobic abuse to FA

English Premier League club Portsmouth intend to make an official complaint to the Football Association over insults aimed at Sol Campbell by Spurs fans at Fratton Park last Sunday, whilst Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged authorities to act. Campbell, who chose to leave Tottenham on a free transfer to rivals Arsenal in 2001, was…

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FIFA Croatia fine highlights inconsistencies

FIFA Croatia fine highlights inconsistencies

The Croatian Football Federation has been fined £14,920 for the racist behaviour of some of their supporters in the World Cup qualifier against England earlier this month. England striker Emile Heskey was subjected to monkey chants from a small section of the crowd at the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb after being booked during the 4-1…

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Marseille to lodge complaint over claims of racist abuse in Madrid

Marseille to lodge complaint over claims of racist abuse in Madrid

Marseille are set to file a complaint to UEFA regarding the treatment of their fans and alleged racism during their Champions League match with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Marseille president Pape Diouf admits he was left with a bitter taste following the incidents at Atletico's Vicente Calderon stadium, and believes European football's governing body needs…

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