Highlights of the Fare conference

Highlights of the Fare conference

Sport and Cooperation Network organised a conference about ‘Racism, Discrimination and Diversity in Football’ in Madrid, on 25 October 2013.

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African great features in Espanyol event

African great features in Espanyol event

Former goalkeeper Tomas N’Kono, sometimes known as the greatest goalkeeper Africa has produced, gave an insight into the racial abuse he experienced from both players and fans during his career and how he dealt with it. N’Kono has previously highlighted the hypocrisy which sees people who racially abuse players ask for their autographs when they…

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European football and the Football People action weeks

European football and the Football People action weeks

Through social media campaigns, panel discussions and displays of banners and flags several professional clubs, FA’s and leagues have united against discrimination in the game

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City’s Yaya Touré demands CSKA ban after racist chanting mars victory

City’s Yaya Touré demands CSKA ban after racist chanting mars victory

The monkey chants, which Touré reported to the referee during the game, overshadowed a crucial 2-1 victory for Manuel Pellegrini’s side. Touré was visibly upset after the match and made it clear that Uefa needs to adopt a strong stance to stamp out behaviour which he described as “stupid” and “very, very sad”. A spokesperson…

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Lack of ethnic minorities on FA body highlights faultlines in English football

Lack of ethnic minorities on FA body highlights faultlines in English football

Jamaican-born Heather Rabbatts is also the only ethnic minority on the FA Board and believes the organisation has “damaged” the chances of having an informed debate on the future of English players. No representatives of ethnic minorities She suggested it was “ironic” there are no representatives from the black and ethnic minority communities – at…

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‘Football Without Hate’ in Ukraine

‘Football Without Hate’ in Ukraine

Conference brings together key actors following national debate after incidents at a World Cup match

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Sampaio alleges racism in Nicaragua

Sampaio alleges racism in Nicaragua

Brazilian midfielder Joaelton Sampaio said he has been the victim of racism in Nicaragua

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French professional clubs highlight anti-racist mobile app

French professional clubs highlight anti-racist mobile app

French professional clubs are publicising a mobile application that encourages supporters and others to take action

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Former English FA Chairman says he encountered anti-Semitism

Former English FA Chairman says he encountered anti-Semitism

The former English FA President Lord David Triesman indicated that he was the victim of anti-Semitic comments at FIFA meetings.

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Dutch Foundation remember LGBT pioneer

Dutch Foundation remember LGBT pioneer

The John Blankenstein Foundation (JBF) hosts mini-conference on homophobia in football to engage fans in the discussion of the roles we all play in tackling the issue in Amsterdam.

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Never Again pushes Poland to diversity

Never Again pushes Poland to diversity

“If there are people who want to enjoy the game and want to have fun that’s great, but that comes with responsibility on their behalf. Football is for fans and not for hooligans.”

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(Español) Sevilla acoge la primera exposión Española en abordar la homosexualidad

(Español) Sevilla acoge la primera exposión Española en abordar la homosexualidad

Del 15 al 29 de octubre más de 300 grupos en 41 países se activan contra el racismo, la xenofobia, el sexismo y la homofobia con el apoyo de FARE y la UEFA. Estas actividades unen a cientos de miles de personas en un mismo mensaje, luchar contra la discriminación y celebrar la diversidad.

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Madrid conference on discrimination in Spanish football

Madrid conference on discrimination in Spanish football

Madrid based NGO Red Deporte y Cooperación hosts conference on ‘Discrimination, racism and inclusion in football’ as part of the Football People action weeks.

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WE are Football People, is the message in 50 countries

WE are Football People, is the message in 50 countries

The 2013 Fare action weeks in October heralded a two week period in which football made a stand against discrimination and celebrated diversity.

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Leading players say No To Racism in UEFA viral

Leading players say No To Racism in UEFA viral

UEFA has launched a video spot that draws on some of the biggest names in football to say No To Racism.

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Football can play a role in Roma integration says conference

Football can play a role in Roma integration says conference

Conference at the European Parliament focused on football and social integration and the inclusion of Roma communities

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AFC Wimbledon supports Football Fans against Homophobia

AFC Wimbledon supports Football Fans against Homophobia

AFC Wimbledon has become the first British club to lend its support to ‘Football Fans against Homophobia’.

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Go YASA!

Go YASA!

Launch of first national programme against discrimination in football brings together representatives of Croatian football and government authorities in Zagreb.

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Incidents reported to FARE during September 2013

Incidents reported to FARE during September 2013

The following list of incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia has been reported to Fare during August 2013. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred. All reports have been brought to FARE’s attention through eye- witness or media accounts. FARE has third party reporting status with…

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Football must lead anti-racism fight, says Platini

Football must lead anti-racism fight, says Platini

“There’s a real problem with racism” head of European governing body UEFA told a United Nations

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The tragedy of Lampedusa is a tragedy for us all

The tragedy of Lampedusa is a tragedy for us all

The Fare network stands in solidarity with economic migrants across Europe and today we stand with those who died yesterday off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

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“The problems of society are reflected inside stadiums” say MEP

“The problems of society are reflected inside stadiums” say MEP

Member of the European Parliament, Emine Bozkurt, will host a debate on diversity in sport in Strasbourg on Tuesday 8 October.

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The 1895 Trust produce documentary for Fare Action Weeks

The 1895 Trust produce documentary for Fare Action Weeks

In the documentary, directed by Trust member Simon Crowe, Rutherford talks about his career in Irish football, how he deals with discrimination and why, in his 40s, he still plays football. The 1895 Trust Founded in 2012, the 1895 Trust is the Supporters trust for Shelbourne FC fans. Its aims are to build links between…

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