“We must find a way to break glass ceiling” says Platini as UEFA makes decision to quota a place for a woman

“We must find a way to break glass ceiling” says Platini as UEFA makes decision to quota a place for a woman

“We must a find a way to break the glass ceiling preventing women from reaching positions of responsibility within our organisations,” announced Michel Platini the UEFA President in Paris on Tuesday, as he outlined an initiative to appoint a woman onto the UEFA Executive Committee. The highest body of European football had voted the day…

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English FA pay tribute to the granddaughter of the first black professional footballer

English FA pay tribute to the granddaughter of the first black professional footballer

The role of a Yorkshire grandmother in discovering the history of the first black professional footballer is to be recognised by the English FA before England’s friendly with Ghana at Wembley on 29th March. Sheila Leeson, from Rotherham, is the granddaughter of Arthur Wharton whose remarkable sporting feats – which included becoming the world’s fastest…

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Zenit look into racism claims

Zenit look into racism claims

Zenit St Petersburg have launched an investigation into an alleged incident of racist abuse involving former Brazil international Roberto Carlos. The 37-year-old full-back, who now plies his trade for Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala, was apparently taunted by Zenit fans prior to his side's 2-0 defeat to the reigning Premier Liga champions on Monday. A photograph…

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Football for Equality Seminar in Bratislava – Call for Participation

Football for Equality Seminar in Bratislava – Call for Participation

A European seminar to be hosted by the Slovak FARE partner organization – People against Racism – will focus on issues of anti-Roma prejudice and discrimination as well as homophobia in sport in Central and Eastern Europe. The event takes place on 8-10 April in the Slovak capital Bratislava and will attract a group of…

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Reporting abuse and discrimination in football

Reporting abuse and discrimination in football

FARE believes in an inclusive sport free of discrimination, however not everybody shares our vision. Reporting abuse and discrimination is one means through which we can highlight issues and challenge denial. FARE can help you to make reports and ensure appropriate action is taken. It may not be possible to take action in each case,…

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Greece roundtable announced as situation takes turn for worse

Greece roundtable announced as situation takes turn for worse

FARE has announced the dates of a long- planned roundtable in Greece, as football in the country faces a difficult future with allegations of match-fixing and hooliganism, preceded by growing incidents of racism and xenophobia in recent months. The incidents of abuse came to a head with insults directed at Albanian international Kristi Vangjeli of…

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Marcus Urban – German pioneer

Marcus Urban – German pioneer

“Freeing yourself from the burden of hiding can lead to a higher level of performance as a player” Marcus Urban works as a communications consultant and artist in Hamburg. In the 1980s however, he was an East German football champion with the youth team of FC Rot Weiss Erfurt, he played for the GDR youth…

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Swedish footballer comes out as gay

Swedish footballer comes out as gay

Anton Hysen, the son of former Liverpool FC defender Glenn Hysen, has become the only openly gay professional footballer in Europe. The 20-year-old, who plays in the Swedish second division for Utsiktens BK, coached by his father Glenn, comes from a footballing family with his older brothers Tobias and Alexander also both playing professionally. Hysen…

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