Incidents reported to FARE during March 2013

Incidents reported to FARE during March 2013

The following list of incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to FARE during the last month. This is not a comprehensive list and only reflects a fraction of the incidents that occurred. 2 March 2013 – Croatia: GNK Dinamo Zagreb – NK Slaven Belupo During the match a fan group…

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Statement regarding Poland v Ukraine 22/03/2013

Statement regarding Poland v Ukraine 22/03/2013

FARE informuje, ze raport nt. rasistowskich symboli na meczu Polska-Ukraina 22.03 dot. kibicow ukrainskich a nie polskich jak podano w mediach. Dokumentacja nt. powyzszych incydentow zostala przekazana wlasciwym organom FIFA. FARE dziekuje gospodarzom i organizatorom meczu za dobra wspolprace.

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FARE statement about recent reports to FIFA

FARE statement about recent reports to FIFA

FARE have issued the statement below in regard to the recent San Marino v England match. Piara Powar, Executive Director of FARE said, “FARE has submitted reports about xenophobia and racism at three FIFA World Cup qualifying matches on 22/03/13: Croatia v Serbia, Poland v Ukraine, San Marino v England. “The reports were collated from…

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‘Fight racism and make football more multiculti' says Boateng at UN

‘Fight racism and make football more multiculti' says Boateng at UN

The AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who led his team off the field after being abused by fans in early January, called for an end to racism in football on Thursday at an event to mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The event in Geneva, was opened by the UN…

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Poland and Ukraine unite in Euro 2012 'RESPECT' legacy

Poland and Ukraine unite in Euro 2012 'RESPECT' legacy

The Poland-Ukraine World Cup qualifying game at the National Stadium in Warsaw provided an opportunity for both nations to celebrate the legacy of Euro 2012 through anti-racism and pro-diversity activities organized by the Never Again Association. Thousands of fans and hundreds of journalists received Polish and Ukrainian-language leaflets with information about anti-racist activities run by…

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LGBT fan groups to meet in Germany

LGBT fan groups to meet in Germany

A fan club of Bundesliga 2 side MSV Duisburg will host the 12th International conference of the Queer Football Fan Clubs (QFF) to meet in solidarity and share experiences this weekend (22 – 24 March) in Duisburg, Germany. The 'Rainbow Zebras' will organise the event under the motto “Passion doesn’t hurt” with over 80 members…

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AEK player banned from national team after nazi- salute

AEK player banned from national team after nazi- salute

Greek football has united to disown the actions of a young AEK Athens footballer who outraged fans on Saturday (16 March) by giving a nazi salute as he celebrated a goal. The action led to the midfielder Giorgos Katidis to be banned from all national teams by Greece's football federation EPO, within 24 hours of…

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Sport on the agenda as LGBT groups meet in Ankara

Sport on the agenda as  LGBT groups meet in Ankara

A network against homophobia composed of LGBT and women’s organisations from the Middle East, North Africa and the Balkans is meeting to advocate and promote the rights of LGBT communities in the region this week in in Ankara, Turkey. In the fourth meeting 19 of the network countries (Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina,…

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Argentinian anti-discrimination campaign targets media

Argentinian anti-discrimination campaign targets media

In a new initiative that reflects global concerns on the way some media report football and set out a debate that can lead to discrimination and abuse a guide for sports journalists has been launched in Argentina. UNICEF Argentina and the Argentinian National Institute Against Discrimination, INADI, have published a 10 step good practice guide…

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Kevin-Prince Boateng to take part in UN event

Kevin-Prince Boateng to take part in UN event

AC Milan player Kevin-Prince Boateng, who led teammates off the field to protest being abused by fans in January, will take part in a United Nations event next week discussing racism in sport. The U.N.'s human rights office said Tuesday that Boateng and former France captain Patrick Vieira will attend its “Racism and Sport” discussion…

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Diversity in US sports media still poor, says report

Diversity in US sports media still poor, says report

A new report from a highly respected sports diversity body has highlighted the lack of diversity of women and ethnic minorities in US sports media newsrooms. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida is at the forefront of analyzing progress in inclusive recruitment practices in the United…

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International Women’s Day celebrates and promotes empowerment through sport

International Women’s Day celebrates and promotes empowerment through sport

Over the last 102 years International Women’s Day (IWD) has become an important celebration of the empowerment of women in all areas of society. Emerging from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and Europe, the first National Women’s Day was celebrated in 1909 in the US….

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Incidents reported to FARE during February 2013

Incidents reported to FARE during February 2013

The following list of incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to FARE during the last month. This is not a comprehensive list and only reflects a small amount of the incidents that may have occurred. 3 February 2013 – Italy: AC Milan Speaking at an event held by the Italian…

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