Serbian police charge players following Euro play-off match

Serbian police charge players following Euro play-off match

Why no action on racism? asks FARE Serbian police have filed criminal charges against 11 people, including two England Under-21 players and 1 coach, and four Serbia players and 1 coach, following a Euro 2013 play-off match last month. The charges relate to the brawl which followed England's 1-0 win over Serbia in Krusevac on…

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Dutch FA action plan says ‘Gay? It doesn’t matter’

Dutch FA action plan says ‘Gay? It doesn’t matter’

The Dutch FA have been congratulated by campaigners for launching an action plan to tackle homophobia and to celebrate the involvement of the LGBT community in football. On 11 October EGLSF and EPAS hosted United Against Homophobia in Sports conference in Utrecht, Netherlands. Conference speakers included the Dutch Minister for Health and Sport, and the…

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Focus on community activities on final Football People weekend

Focus on community activities on final Football People weekend

The Football People Action Weeks hits its final weekend of activities, with a programme that will reach out to tens of thousands of participants at grassroots and community level across Europe. Many of the activities will use football as a means of working with ethnic and other minorities and will feature fan groups, grassroots clubs…

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Football People hits European club stage

Football People hits European club stage

The Football People Action Weeks receive a boost this week as all matches in the Champions League and Europa League feature activities that set out a message against discrimination and prejudice. Forty matches across the most prestigious club competition in world football will become part of one of the largest social messages of its kind,…

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We are all Football People the message as the FARE Action Weeks launch

We are all Football People the message as the FARE Action Weeks launch

“Diversity makes the national team and our society stronger” says Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm. One of the largest social activities in sport launches today with the 2012 FARE Action Weeks bringing together hundreds of thousands of people across the globe in a message against discrimination and in celebration of diversity. Over 300…

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Finnish actors come together through Sports For All conference

Finnish actors come together through Sports For All conference

Finnish FARE partner Liikkukaa Ry will lead a conference of organisations active in the multi-cultural sport movement this Thursday (October 19th) as part of the FARE action weeks. Participants will include Minister of Culture and Sport Paavo Arhinmäki, FA representative Markku Lehtola and Paul Canoville, the first black player to play for Champions League winners…

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Film premiere to tell the story of the world's first black professional footballer

Film premiere to tell the story of the world's first black professional footballer

FARE Network member organisation Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD) has announced the film premiere of ‘The Arthur Wharton Story’. This event will take place on Sunday 28th October – Arthur’s 147th birthday – at the Void Cinema in the Owen Building of Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield. ‘The Arthur Wharton Story’ is directed by Jenson Grant…

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‘Against the Rules – Lesbians and Gays in Sport’ exhibition in Vienna

‘Against the Rules – Lesbians and Gays in Sport’ exhibition in Vienna

An exhibition and event series on homophobia and discrimination in football will take place in Vienna throughout October as part of the Football People action weeks. The exhibition introduction says that “In comparison to other sports that have seen athletes who came out and were able to live their sexuality openly, in men’s football a…

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EGLSF Presents: “United Against Homophobia in Sport”

EGLSF Presents: “United Against Homophobia in Sport”

The European Gay and Lesbian Spots Foundation (EGLSF) will host the “United Against Homophobia in Sports” conference at the Utrecht University School of Government in Utrecht, Netherlands. It will be held in collaboration with Movisie, the Mulier Institute, and the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS). The conference will open with speeches from the Dutch…

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Blog: Terry, Suarez and that word

Blog: Terry, Suarez and that word

  Nicole Selmer   The events of the last year have clearly shown that the issue of racism in English football is far from resolved. It seems like there have been new developments and issues to be dealt with every few months in the John Terry case and before that in the incident that involved…

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