New Impulse for anti-Racism in Russia

New Impulse for anti-Racism in Russia

The 'NEVER AGAIN' Association sets out to assist anti-racist activities in Russia. Members of the Warsaw-based anti-racist 'NEVER AGAIN' Association have participated in important round-table discussions on racism taking place in Moscow this week. On 24 November, 'NEVER AGAIN' took part in the high-level event at the Moscow State University entitled 'Networking for Intercultural Dialogue',…

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Balotelli tells fans “a multi-racial Italy already exists” after racial abuse

Balotelli tells fans “a multi-racial Italy already exists” after racial abuse

The Italy striker Mario Balotelli has said he is growing weary of hearing racial abuse when playing football, following Italys 1-1 draw with Romania. The 20-year-old earned his second cap for Italy, but was the subject of abuse every time he touched the ball in the international friendly played in Klagenfurt, Austria. Banners on view…

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GUEST BLOG: Loving football – saying no to violence and racism

GUEST BLOG: Loving football – saying no to violence and racism

Last night’s friendly match between Italy and Romania was marred by racist incidents directed at Mario Balotelli. These incidents were reported widely by international media from Europe to North America and across the Southern Hemisphere. The abuse in the form of monkey noises and booing was disappointing and truly shocking as all such incidents are….

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Croatian executive claims “Gay people are for ballet, not for football”

Croatian executive claims “Gay people are for ballet, not for football”

Another homophobic quote has appeared in Croatian football. The executive vice president of top Croatian team Dinamo Zagreb, Zdravko Mamic has commented on recent words of Vlatko Markovic, the president of Croatian Football Federation who has said gay people should not play in the national team. “I would not have Gay people playing in my…

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Bayern star Mario Gomez urges gay footballers to come out

Bayern star Mario Gomez urges gay footballers to come out

A leading German footballer has urged gay players to come out and called for a radical rethink about homosexuality in the sport. The Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has broken ranks with the football establishment, including members of his own team and the German football federation, who have warned that coming out could destroy a…

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FARE grants to help fight Roma exclusion

FARE grants to help fight Roma exclusion

Roma groups across Europe are being awarded a series of grants by the FARE Network this Autumn to support their challenge to social exclusion and support Roma communities in their struggle for equality. The cash is focused on football activities within Roma communities that can empower young people and help contact with mainstream communities. The…

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“Homosexuals are banned from Croatian national team” says FA President

“Homosexuals are banned from Croatian national team” says FA President

The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) today condemned comments made by Vlatko Markovic , President of the Croatian Football Federation in an interview with Croatian national daily Vecernji List. Mr Markovic remarked that there was no place for gay players on the national side, stating While I'm a president of the Croatian Football…

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'Football against discrimination' tool-kit for young people – please submit your resources

'Football against discrimination' tool-kit for young people – please submit your resources

It remains certain that the fight against racism and discrimination must be accompanied by educational work with young people. Therefore, as part of its Football for Equality project, FARE is creating an educational internet tool-kit on the topic of ‘Football against Discrimination’. Over the last decade, anti-racism and anti-discrimination in the field of sport has…

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Scottish football clubs show racism the red card

Scottish football clubs show racism the red card

Players of the Scottish Premier League clubs were last week united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Scottish clubs set the example with players warming up in red card T-shirts, showing red cards before kick-off, and managers wearing badges in support of the action. Players in over 40 European countries…

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