Gambia FA leads initiative to promote girls’ participation in football

Gambia FA leads initiative to promote girls’ participation in football

The first Girls Festival brought together 240 girls to stressed the GFF commitment to break barriers and taboos associated with women’s football.

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Spanish FA create work group to tackle discrimination

Spanish FA create work group to tackle discrimination

The RFEF have announced a new work group to analyse and study the issues around violence, discrimination and intolerance in Spanish football

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Football academy to boost women’s and grassroots football in Ecuador

Football academy to boost women’s and grassroots football in Ecuador

The project is looking to promote the integrated practice of sport between boys and girls under 14 years old and support local female talents.

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Solidarity football initiatives take over holiday season

Solidarity football initiatives take over holiday season

Around the globe football initiatives are mobilising efforts to bring comfort and help communities in need during the Christmas and Holiday season.

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Spanish league signs Ibero-American agreement to tackle racism

Spanish league signs Ibero-American agreement to tackle racism

An agreement aiming to strengthen the relationship between Spain and Latin America on the grounds of sport and social inclusion has been signed by the LFP and Ibero-American institutions.

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European fans and clubs engage in ‘Second Fan Shirt’ solidarity campaign

European fans and clubs engage in ‘Second Fan Shirt’ solidarity campaign

The football initiative is bringing together fans and clubs across Europe in a united action to help improve the living situation of refugees across the globe.

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Fare celebrates the contributions of migrants on UN Awareness Day

Fare celebrates the contributions of migrants on UN Awareness Day

On the United Nations International Migrants Day, marked on the 18th December, Fare celebrates the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide.

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Andalusia adopts pact to promote the coverage of women’s sport

Andalusia adopts pact to promote the coverage of women’s sport

The initiative comes after a 2011-2014 report, which analysed the region’s radio and television sporting programmes and newspapers, showed that women’s sport is often marginalised.

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Incidents reported to Fare during November 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during November 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during November 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.

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Europe-wide report shows ethnic minorities and women marginal in leadership

Europe-wide report shows ethnic minorities and women marginal in leadership

New data highlights shocking levels of underrepresentation of ethnic minorities and women in football leadership positions

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Documentary series to highlight sports’ role for inclusion and empowerment

Documentary series to highlight sports’ role for inclusion and empowerment

Twelve different personal stories, filmed in 12 different countries, are highlighting sports’ role to overcome physical, social and cultural barriers.

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Sampdoria president suspended over ‘that Filipino’ remark

Sampdoria president suspended over ‘that Filipino’ remark

The president of the Italian Serie A club has been suspended for three months and fined €10,000 over a racist comment aimed at the Inter Milan Indonesian President Erick Thohir.

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Fare LGBT members and international activists meet in Berlin

Fare LGBT members and international activists meet in Berlin

Fare LGBTIQ member and activists came together in Berlin for a meeting to discuss priorities for tackling LGBT-phobia, inclusion in football and future action.

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Amsterdam seminar pledges to increase minorities and women in football

Amsterdam seminar pledges to increase minorities and women in football

Leading football administrators, international players, and Fare gathered at “game-changing” seminar on institutional discrimination.

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Brazilian goalkeeper Aranha receives award for fight against racism

Brazilian goalkeeper Aranha receives award for fight against racism

The Santos FC player, who was racially abused by opposing fans at a Brazilian Cup match in August, received a human rights award for his fights against racism.

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Argentinian youth celebrate inclusion and development through community sport

Argentinian youth celebrate inclusion and development through community sport

Over 1000 Argentinian children came together in Buenos Aires to celebrate the closing of a season of sport for development and inclusion.

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Focus on institutional discrimination in Amsterdam

Focus on institutional discrimination in Amsterdam

Footballers, policy makers, football administrators, academics and NGO groups will attend a seminar this Friday looking at institutional discrimination within European football.

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The Eat for Goals! app: healthy eating with the world’s top footballers

The Eat for Goals! app: healthy eating with the world’s top footballers

The Eat for Goals! app teaches children how to eat healthy eating like the world’s top footballers.

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Russian Football Union sanctions player for reacting to racist abuse

Russian Football Union sanctions player for reacting to racist abuse

FC Rostov midfielder Guélor Kanga was suspended for three matches and fined €700 for making an “insulting gesture” towards FC Spartak Moscow fans who racially abused him.

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Celebrating partnership against discrimination in Paris

Celebrating partnership against discrimination in Paris

French NGOs Paris Foot Gay, Sportitude, SOS Racisme in partnership with Paris Saint-Germain Foundation celebrate the Respect Day

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FIFA to step up anti-racism efforts in view of World Cup in Russia

FIFA to step up anti-racism efforts in  view of World Cup in Russia

FIFA pledge to step up its measures to tackle racism and discrimination at matches under its jurisdiction.

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Idris Elba joins Yaya Toure and other players in campaign against Ebola

Idris Elba joins Yaya Toure and other players in campaign against Ebola

Public awareness campaign brings together footballers to help halt the Ebola epidemic and recognise health workers fighting disease

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Spanish league reinforces commitment to tackle discrimination

Spanish league reinforces commitment to tackle discrimination

The LFP has pledged to work closely with the police and develop anti-discrimination campaigns to prevent racism, xenophobia and intolerance.

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‘Football used to be about racial democracy’ a Brazilian activist reflects upon black history

‘Football used to be about racial democracy’ a Brazilian activist reflects upon black history

In an interview with Fare the founder of the Brazilian Observatory of Racism in Football speaks about the role of football in racial democracy in Brazil.

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Sport rallies to end sexism and violence against women

Sport rallies to end sexism and violence against women

The world of sport has joined the United Nations fight against to eliminate violence against women and rallied to promote female empowerment and end sexist abuse worldwide.

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English FA adopts pioneer transgender and transsexual policy

English FA adopts pioneer transgender and transsexual policy

A new policy looking to encourage and widen the participation of transgender and transsexual people in football has been launched by the English FA.

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Austrian football launch good practice guide to tackle homophobia

Austrian football launch good practice guide to tackle homophobia

The Football for Diversity guide is the Austrian FA on the topic and features key information on how to deal with homophobia in football.

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Report exposes lack of diversity in UK sporting boardrooms

Report exposes lack of diversity in UK sporting boardrooms

Figures have revealed only 3% of senior roles in sports governing bodies are held by people from a ethnic minority background.

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CONMEBOL pledge action against racism in wake of Chile incidents

CONMEBOL pledge action against racism in wake of Chile incidents

CONMEBOL have pledged to severely punish discrimination following concerns were raised after series of incidents in the 2015 Copa América host country.

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South African President calls on “progressive humanity” to act on racism in sport

South African President calls on “progressive humanity” to act on racism in sport

South African President calls on ‘progressive humanity’ to act on racism in sport at Global Watch

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‘On Mackay and Whelan: Why liberal anti-racism will only take us so far’

‘On Mackay and Whelan: Why liberal anti-racism will only take us so far’

Guest blog: Joel Sharples of Football Beyond Borders looks at the furore surrounding Dave Whelan and asks if it distracts from real analysis of the attitudes of those in power

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Jason Collins, NBA first openly gay player, retires

Jason Collins, NBA first openly gay player, retires

Collins will now focus on his work supporting organisations devoted to promoting diversity and inclusion.

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Chilean FA strongly condemns racist incident involving Venezuelan player

Chilean FA strongly condemns racist incident involving Venezuelan player

The Chilean FA has strongly condemned the racist abuse to Rentería while Iquique have justified their fans and assistant manager’s behaviour.

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Incidents reported to Fare during October 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during October 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during October 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.

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Fare report reaches Brazil and opens debate on ethnic minorities in coaching

Fare report reaches Brazil and opens debate on ethnic minorities in coaching

Media in Brazil have drawn a parallel on the report’s findings and revealed that among the country’s top league only one coach is of a BME background

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Jewish and Arab children lead anti-discrimination ceremony at Euro Qualifier

Jewish and Arab children lead anti-discrimination ceremony at Euro Qualifier

The initiative is part of Fare member NIF and the Israel Football Association’s (IFA) newest campaign, which aims to highlight the values of tolerance and mutual respect though football.

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Peruvian top tier clubs play anti-racism cup

Peruvian top tier clubs play anti-racism cup

The encounter between Sporting Cristal and Cienciano del Cusco, on Saturday 15 November, marked the clubs’ commitment to stamp out discriminatory behaviour inside football stadiums.

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Australian FA to implement three point plan against homophobia

Australian FA to implement three point plan against homophobia

A raft of new initiatives looking to provide more support for LGBTI fans and players are being rolled out to Australian state football federations as part of the FFA plan to address homophobia.

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Cantona’s newest documentary celebrates 100 years of multicultural France

Cantona’s newest documentary celebrates 100 years of multicultural France

The documentary tells the stories of France’s greatest footballers of migrant backgrounds and how football in France has changed through them.

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Dutch prosecutor to look into social media racism directed at Oranje players

Dutch prosecutor to look into social media racism directed at Oranje players

The Dutch public prosecutor (OM) will investigate the racist reactions to a ‘ group ‘selfie’ featuring nine Oranje players following a KNVB complaint.

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English FA to host workshops on homophobia and LGBT participation in football

English FA to host workshops on homophobia and LGBT participation in football

A series of workshops will be organised by The FA providing practical training to clubs, leagues and county FAs on how to address homophobia.

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Dutch team selfie sparks racism and new debate over ‘black Pete’

Dutch team selfie sparks racism and new debate over ‘black Pete’

The photo was picked up and distributed repeatedly, with floods of comments likening the nine players to both Zwarte Piet (‘black Pete’) and monkeys

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Football Unites, Racism Divides statement on Ched Evans and Sheffield United

Football Unites, Racism Divides statement on Ched Evans and Sheffield United

FURD has released a statement on its concerns over Sheffield United’s intention to hire Ched Evans, a 25-year-old Wales international who was convicted in 2012 for raping a 19-year-old woman.

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Report finds shockingly low levels of ethnic minorities in coaching

Report finds shockingly low levels of ethnic minorities in coaching

A new report has found that only 3.4% of coaches in English professional football are from ethnic minority backgrounds, compared to 25% – 30% of players

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World’s top sporting organisations to meet in SA for anti-discrimination summit

World’s top sporting organisations to meet in SA for anti-discrimination summit

FIFA, the IOC, the UN and FIA will be among the organisation who mark their presence at the two-day international summit on discrimination in sport.

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Roma team keeps winning as opponents don’t show up to matches

Roma team keeps winning as opponents don’t show up to matches

Czech Roma team gets closer to league’s top three while claiming discrimination as opponents choose not to show up to games.

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FC Rostov coach gets five-match ban over racist comments

FC Rostov coach gets five-match ban over racist comments

The Russian Football Union have suspended FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula for five matches over his comments on the team’s African players.

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Fare member in Israel gets FA support in anti-segregation campaign

Fare member in Israel gets FA support in anti-segregation campaign

A new campaign has been launched to mark the start of the Israeli football season and through it promote tolerance, equality and examples of shared society.

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Football theatre play addresses homophobia in Slovakia

Football theatre play addresses homophobia in Slovakia

The cultural initiative is aiming to become a stereotype-breaking action for young people and the general public.

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Racist incident in Chilean first tier football sparks debate in the country

Racist incident in Chilean first tier football sparks debate in the country

Chilean football and political authorities have condemned the incident while a debate has triggered around racism and xenophobia.

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Players in England call for 20% BME coaches by 2020

Players in England call for 20% BME coaches by 2020

Former and current football players in England have called on football authorities to set an overall target of at least 20% of coaches to be from BME backgrounds by 2020.

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French football forgives Sagnol after racist remarks about Africans

French football forgives Sagnol after racist remarks about Africans

French Professional Football League President Frédéric Thiriez has supported the Ligue 1 coach after he publicly apologised for his remarks.

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SA Sports Ministry and FA call on FIFA to act upon Gamula’s case

SA Sports Ministry and FA call on FIFA to act upon Gamula’s case

South Africa’s sport and football governing bodies are urging FIFA to fire FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula after he referred to the club’s African players as ‘things’.

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Thuram, Saha and Diouf express incredulity as Bordeaux coach makes racist remarks about Africans

Thuram, Saha and Diouf express incredulity as Bordeaux coach makes racist remarks about Africans

These are ‘abject theories’ say campaigners

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“I feel humiliated” says former France international over Sagnol’s comments

“I feel humiliated” says former France international over Sagnol’s comments

The coach of the French side that will host Bordeaux this weekend has condemned his peer’s remarks and said these were unacceptable.

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FIFA ban Italian FA President over racist comment

FIFA ban Italian FA President over racist comment

FIFA have announced the FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is “ineligible for any position as a FIFA official for a period of six months” starting on 7 October.

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FC Rostov players ask club to fire Gamula over racist incident

FC Rostov players ask club to fire Gamula over racist incident

FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula has apologised for referring to the club’s African players as ‘things’ and joking about Ebola.

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Football V Homophobia launches small grants scheme for UK grass roots clubs

Football V Homophobia launches small grants scheme for UK grass roots clubs

The small grants funding scheme aims to encourage the participation of grass roots clubs in the campaign’s Month of Action in February 2015.

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Punjabi fans join forces to encourage diversity in football terraces

Punjabi fans join forces to encourage diversity in football terraces

Supporters of the English clubs Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers will come together next Sunday to celebrate multiculturalism and encourage diversity amongst their fan bases.

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ÖFB Frauen Bundesliga Vereine finalisieren die Aktionswochen gegen Diskriminierung

ÖFB Frauen Bundesliga Vereine finalisieren die Aktionswochen gegen Diskriminierung

Im Vorjahr waren erstmalig alle Vereine der ÖFB Frauen Bundesliga mit Stadionaktionen an den Aktionswochen des Netzwerks Fußball gegen Rassismus in Europa (Fare) beteiligt.

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British media address the underrepresentation of BME in the sports media industry

British media address the underrepresentation of BME in the sports media industry

Diversity in the UK’s sports media was the focus of the BCOMS conference, held on 27 October, which brought together over 130 participants and British leading media companies.

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Incidents reported to Fare during September 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during September 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during September 2014.

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‘Show respect to everyone’ says Olympiacos star Eric Abidal at anti-racism conference

‘Show respect to everyone’ says Olympiacos star Eric Abidal at anti-racism conference

Greece first international conference on racism in football brought the Hellenic sport together to further the country’s work against discrimination through and in sport.

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Manchester Universty promotes debate on the inclusion of migrants through and in football

Manchester Universty promotes debate on the inclusion of migrants through and in football

Manchester Metropolitan University roundtable on football’s role for the inclusion of migrant communities will explore best practice on the field and the sport’s potential to help immigrants become part of their new communities.

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We are Football People say Drogba, Pirlo, Touré, Schürrle and Otamendi

We are Football People say Drogba, Pirlo, Touré, Schürrle and Otamendi

Players join grassroots groups, clubs, national associations and UEFA to say #WEARE #FOOTBALLPEOPLE

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UEFA Champions League and Europa League clubs join the Fare action weeks

UEFA Champions League and Europa League clubs join the Fare action weeks

Over the next three days, all matches of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League will be dedicated to the fight against discrimination.

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Statue recognising world’s first black player unveiled by English FA

Statue recognising world’s first black player unveiled by English FA

The Football Association have paid homage to one of football’s greatest pioneers in Arthur Wharton at St. George’s Park.

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English fans discuss discrimination in football at diversity event

English fans discuss discrimination in football at diversity event

Fans For Diversity will host an evening focusing on supporters and issues of discrimination in football, on 22 October, as part of the Fare action weeks.

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Football People activities further message of inclusion in Slovenia

Football People activities further message of inclusion in Slovenia

A series of conferences and workshops, football tournaments and the launch of an educational sporting guide helped further the debate on social inclusion through sport in Slovenia.

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Berlin hosts first national congress on refugees and sport

Berlin hosts first national congress on refugees and sport

Refugees, activities, football representatives and politicians meet in Berlin to discuss the role of football in promoting the inclusion of refugees, asylum seekers and marginalised communities.

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When everyone speaks football

When everyone speaks football

In 2014, and for the first time, Football For all in Vietnam joined the Football People action weeks to make a stand against discrimination and promote inclusion through football. Read their blog post.

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Football People weeks – 1st week highlights

Football People weeks – 1st week highlights

The first weekend of the Football People action weeks, which started last Thursday (9 October), saw several activities unite people across Europe and beyond in the fight against discrimination.

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St. Petersburg round-table to discuss challenges in Russia ahead of 2018 World Cup

St. Petersburg round-table to discuss challenges in Russia ahead of 2018 World Cup

NGOs, Fare representatives, clubs, fans and government delegates will address the issues around discrimination and far-right extremism in Russian stadiums.

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CSKA fans start campaign after wave of racism

CSKA fans start campaign after wave of racism

Supporters of CSKA Moscow have recently launched a social media campaign to change the club’s public opinion following a series of racist incidents.

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Football People call to reach tens of thousands across Europe

Football People call to reach tens of thousands across Europe

Between 09-23 October more than 2,000 activities will be held across Europe as part of a message against discrimination and exclusion in football led by the Fare network.

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Football People show the power of grassroots action

Football People show the power of grassroots action

Hundreds of grassroots organisations across Europe will take part in the Fare action weeks, launching today, using the two-week period to promote inclusion through football.

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Racism in English football is overt says Fifa vice-president Webb

Racism in English football is overt says Fifa vice-president Webb

The head of Fifa’s anti-discrimination task force says racism in English football is “right in front of your face”.

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UEFA sanction FIGC President for racism

UEFA sanction FIGC President for racism

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio will be ineligible for any position as a UEFA Official for a period of six months.

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Leading players support Football People

Leading players support Football People

A video featuring leading players and a prominent Fare member group has been launched as part of the Football People campaign

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Football and campaigners commemorate the victims of Lampedusa

Football and campaigners commemorate the victims of Lampedusa

Activities remembered, on 3 October, the victims of the Lampedusa boat disaster a year ago.

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Spanish football commits to fight against homophobia

Spanish football commits to fight against homophobia

A good practice guide for clubs on how to promote diversity and tackle homophobia and a series of educational and awareness raising activities will be developed as part of the campaign.

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Former Brazil international addresses racism in football seminar

Former Brazil international addresses racism in football seminar

Cruzeiro midfielder Tinga, who was subjected to racist taunts in February, lead the discussion on discriminatory behaviour in football stadiums.

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Awareness day promotes women’s football as healthy lifestyle example

Awareness day promotes women’s football as healthy lifestyle example

The World Heart Day is encouraging women around the world to get active and pop up a football pitch to share a spontaneous game with friends for an heart-healthy lifestyle.

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Ukrainian football adopts new resolution to further anti-discrimination work

Ukrainian football adopts new resolution to further anti-discrimination work

A second resolution to further anti-discrimination work in Ukrainian football was, unanimously, adopted last Monday, in Kyiv.

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Asian Games shine light on women’s rights in sport

Asian Games shine light on women’s rights in sport

Women’s rights have become one of the focal points of the 17th Asian Games after a series of incidents that have shone a light on the issue.

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Leading players support Football People

Leading players support Football People

A video featuring leading players and a prominent Fare member group has been launched as part of the Football People campaign

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Christopher Samba refuses to play Moscow derby for fans’ racism

Christopher Samba refuses to play Moscow derby for fans’ racism

Former Blackburn and Queens Park Rangers defender asked not to play in second half because of abuse from Torpedo fans.

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Spanish league to use football for social development across Ibero-America

Spanish league to use football for social development across Ibero-America

Football’s potential to promote good values and life skills will be explored across Ibero-America through a new youth programme.

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Fare Observer Scheme discussed in Hungary by football authorities

Fare Observer Scheme discussed in Hungary by football authorities

An Hungarian seminar will focus on the role of governing bodies in preventing and sanctioning discrimination in football stadiums.

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Brazilian authorities to investigate homophobic chants in Série A match

Brazilian authorities to investigate homophobic chants in Série A match

Brazil’s Superior Court of Sporting Justice will investigate the alleged homophobic chants performed by Corinthians and São Paulo fans at last Sunday’s (21 September) clash between the two sides.

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Football’s unity and peacebuilding role discussed in Ukraine

Football’s unity and peacebuilding role discussed in Ukraine

Representatives and campaigners will look at the impact of Ultra groups in the country’s recent events and explore football’s positive role in peacebuilding and addressing discrimination.

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UEFA launch programme to foster diversity in management positions

UEFA launch programme to foster diversity in management positions

The ‘Captains of Change’ programme aims to progressively open the game at all levels to a wider range of people with different origins and backgrounds.

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Brazilian Série A club urges fans to refrain from homophobic abuse

Brazilian Série A club urges fans to refrain from homophobic abuse

Five times Brasileirão champion Corinthians have published an anti-discrimination manifesto to refrain its fans from shouting homophobic abuse at matches.

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‘Respect Diversity’ conference inspires change in European football

‘Respect Diversity’ conference inspires change in European football

The 2014 UEFA ‘Respect Diversity’ conference has drawn the attention of European football on issues of diversity and exclusion across the sport.

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Fare delegation meets in Rome as part of ‘Respect Diversity’ conference

Fare delegation meets in Rome as part of ‘Respect Diversity’ conference

Fare delegates met ahead of the UEFA Respect Diversity conference to receive an update on work progress and to discuss areas of strategy for the coming months.

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Delegates gather in Rome for Respect Diversity conference

Delegates gather in Rome for Respect Diversity conference

Organised by UEFA, with the support of the Fare network and FIFPro, activists, professional clubs, leagues and administrators gathering in Rome for pan-European ‘Respect Diversity’.

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Beitar fans set-up their own club in Jerusalem

Beitar fans set-up their own club in Jerusalem

After a few failed attempts to clear the club management and the stands from extremist group, supporters of Beitar Jerusalem decide to start a new club under the values and ideals that the Israeli club has historically represented.

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Incidents reported to Fare during August 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during August 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during August 2014.

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Leading Brazilian club banned from competition over racism incident

Leading Brazilian club banned from competition over racism incident

Scolari’s club Grêmio has been banned from the country’s main cup competition over a racist incident.

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Deadline for Football People grants this week

Deadline for Football People grants this week

The deadline to apply for the Small Grants scheme to fund activities, as part of the Football People action weeks in October, ends this week, on 7 September.

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Costa Rican football celebrates the country’s cultural diversity

Costa Rican football celebrates the country’s cultural diversity

Matches of the Costa Rican first division celebrated, last weekend (30-31 August), the country’s cultural diversity ahead of the national Black History Day under the motto ‘No to Racism’.

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International youth meeting to explore sports’ power for integration and peace

International youth meeting to explore sports’ power for integration and peace

A week-long capacity building programme will bring together youngsters from eight European countries to Serbia to experience the value intercultural training through sport.

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Austrian football reinforces commitment to stamp out far-right extremism

Austrian football reinforces commitment to stamp out far-right extremism

Austrian football bodies have announced new anti-discrimination measures to stamp out discrimination and further inclusion.

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European football unites at Respect Diversity conference

European football unites at Respect Diversity conference

The 2014 ‘Respect Diversity’ conference, organised jointly by UEFA, Fare and FIFPro, aims to step up the fight against discrimination in European football.

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Twitter campaign to raise awareness of homophobia in Spanish La Liga

Twitter campaign to raise awareness of homophobia in Spanish La Liga

Launched last Saturday ahead of the Spanish premier league kick-off the #LaLigaSinHomofobia hash tag called on players to answer to questions and supporters to help the campaign become a ‘trending topic’.

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‘Culture of discrimination continues to exist in English football’ says Kick Out’s Chair

‘Culture of discrimination continues to exist in English football’ says Kick Out’s Chair

Kick it Out’s Chair Lord Herman Ouseley has commented on the alleged discriminatory remarks made by former Cardiff City Malky Mackay and Iain Moody.

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Pioneer programme to increase female participation in Brazilian football

Pioneer programme to increase female participation in Brazilian football

A pilot project is looking to increase the presence and participation of women in Brazilian football through a series of training and educational actions.

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UEFA open disciplinary investigation against FIGC President for racism

UEFA open disciplinary investigation against FIGC President for racism

UEFA have opened a disciplinary investigation against the newly elected President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Carlo Tavecchio for ‘alleged racism’.

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Italy relaxes punishment for ‘territorial’ discrimination

Italy relaxes punishment for ‘territorial’ discrimination

Derogatory chanting against certain regions of Italy will be treated less severely than racial discrimination this season following a decision by the Italian Football Federation.

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Argentinian Football Association lends support to gay team

Argentinian Football Association lends support to gay team

Representatives of the LGBT organisation Comunidad Homosexual Argentina and the Argentinian national gay team met the country’s Football Association to strengthen the fight against homophobia.

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University of Stirling conference to look at female empowerment through sport

University of Stirling conference to look at female empowerment through sport

A sports conference will bring together students, academics, national governing bodies and other stakeholders in University Sport, to discuss female empowerment through sport on 8 October, in Stirling, Scotland.

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Could football help migrant communities “fit in”?

Could football help migrant communities “fit in”?

Researchers from the Manchester University say football can help refugees and asylum seekers become part of new communities.

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Anti-racist festivals take over the European summer

Anti-racist festivals take over the European summer

Born of the need to address societal problems, anti-discrimination festivals have grown to become the most visible challenges to street level far-right extremist political movements.

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Vieira criticises Tavecchio election as UISP pledge to fight on against racism

Vieira criticises Tavecchio election as UISP pledge to fight on against racism

Vieira criticises authorities, says decision was ‘made in football but is bigger than football’, as UISP urge push for social values

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(Deutsch) Fare “Football People” Aktionswochen 2014 – Aufruf für Kleinprojekte gestartet

(Deutsch) Fare “Football People” Aktionswochen 2014 – Aufruf für Kleinprojekte gestartet

Die Bewerbungsperiode für Fare “Small Grants” für Aktivitäten und Aktionen während der Fare Aktionswochen im Oktober startete am 1. August und läuft bis 7. September.

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Carlo Tavecchio elected Italian football president despite racist comment

Carlo Tavecchio elected Italian football president despite racist comment

Carlo Tavecchio has been elected the new president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), replacing Giancarlo Abete

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English FA introduces new rule to act against fans’ discriminatory conduct

English FA introduces new rule to act against fans’ discriminatory conduct

English clubs will face fines for racist, homophobic anti-Semitic behaviour.

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Incidents reported to Fare during July 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during July 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during July 2014.

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‘World Cup on artificial grass is discriminatory’ say top women players

‘World Cup on artificial grass is discriminatory’ say top women players

Forty top women football players have signed a petition urging FIFA to change its proposal for the 2015 Women’s World Cup to be contested on artificial pitches.

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Portuguese association to host Action Weeks anti-racism film festival


Portuguese association to host Action Weeks anti-racism film festival


An international film festival focusing on the issues of racism in football is set to take place this October, in Portugal, as part of the Football People weeks.

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Football helps migrants integrate says Australian study

Football helps migrants integrate says Australian study

A new Australian research has revealed football plays a key role helping migrant groups adjust to their new lives in the country

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SARI celebrates 18 years of Soccerfest

SARI celebrates 18 years of Soccerfest

Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) are calling on groups to get involved in the 2014 Soccerfest, to be held in Dublin, between 13-14 September.

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Football People small grants launched

Football People small grants launched

The 2014 small grants scheme has been launched by the Fare network to fund activities as part of the Football People action weeks in October.

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‘Pride House’ at Glasgow Commonwealth games

‘Pride House’ at Glasgow Commonwealth games

The Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow has become the second major international sporting event to host a Pride House to welcome and celebrate the LGBT community.

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Incidents reported to Fare during June 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during June 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during June 2014.

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Kick It Out announces second ‘Season of Action’

Kick It Out announces second ‘Season of Action’

Anti-discrimination campaigners Kick It Out have announced its second successive ‘Season of Action’, which will focus on grassroots and community activity.

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Webb calls on football officials to “speak responsibly”

Webb calls on football officials to “speak responsibly”

The call follows the Italian Football Federation vice-president’s racist remarks about African footballers in the country.

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Condemnation from Italian politics and football after candidate for FA Presidency refers to “Banana eaters”

Condemnation from Italian politics and football after candidate for FA Presidency refers to “Banana eaters”

Racist remarks lead to serious criticism.

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Racism claims mar Manchester City youth game

Racism claims mar Manchester City youth game

Manchester City officials decided to withdraw their players a minute before half-time during the match in Novigrad, west Croatia. HNK Rijeka were leading 1-0 when play was abandoned. A statement posted on the club’s website read: ” Manchester City’s EDS U21 game with HNK Rijeka has today been cancelled due to an alleged incident of…

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Women occupy less than 20% of sport’s boardrooms says report

Women occupy less than 20% of sport’s boardrooms says report

A new report launched by the UK and Australian business Women on Boards has revealed that many of the top governing bodies have fewer than 20% of board seats held by women.

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Australian football league holds multicultural round to celebrate diversity says report

Australian football league holds multicultural round to celebrate diversity says report

The ‘Many Cultures, One Game’ is celebrating the contributions of multicultural communities to the game.

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Homophobic abuse widespread in Australian sport

Homophobic abuse widespread in Australian sport

Widespread homophobia is forcing people out of sport in Australia.

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Polish far-right groups stir up anti-Roma hatred in the shadow of Auschwitz

Polish far-right groups stir up anti-Roma hatred in the shadow of Auschwitz

Minority blamed for crime and social grievances at rallies where local youths are recruited into vigilante patrols.

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Australian five-time Olympic gold Ian Thorpe comes out

Australian five-time Olympic gold Ian Thorpe comes out

Australian swimming champion and five-time Olympic gold Ian Thorpe revealed he is gay.

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Fare monitoring report World Cup 2014

Fare monitoring report World Cup 2014

Fare has released a report into incidents of discrimination inside stadiums during this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

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Football Beyond Borders host film festival on social movements and football

Football Beyond Borders host film festival on social movements and football

Football Beyond Borders is hosting a football film festival showing how communities and social movements use the game to bring about a change.

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Activists use the World Cup to address social issues

Activists use the World Cup to address social issues

Grassroots groups use the World Cup to deliver their own initiatives in impoverished communities.

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Football for Hope Festival reaches finale in Rio

Football for Hope Festival reaches finale in Rio

Over the past week 32 delegations of young people have been participating in the FIFA Football for Hope Festival in Caju, Rio de Janeiro.

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Finland coach shocks TV viewers with concentration camp reference

Finland coach shocks TV viewers with concentration camp reference

A Finnish coach has shocked audiences after remarks he made referring to concentration camps whilst commentating on Germany at the World Cup.

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Majority of World Cup fans are male, white and wealthy says Brazilian poll

Majority of World Cup fans are male, white and wealthy says Brazilian poll

A poll of the Brazilian audience attending the World Cup concluded that 90% of the attendees were from the country’s top two economic classes.

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Event Grants awarded to projects in 12 countries

Event Grants awarded to projects in 12 countries

A total of thirteen organisations across twelve European countries will be funded to run anti-discrimination events during the Football People weeks this October.

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Football fans from across Europe meet at the Mondiali Antirazzisti

Football fans from across Europe meet at the Mondiali Antirazzisti

Thousands of football fans from across Europe will arrive today at Parco Di Bosco Albergati, in the Italian region of Modena, for the anti-discrimination tournament Mondiali Antirazzisti.

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Australian clubs get behind anti-racism campaign

Australian clubs get behind anti-racism campaign

Five Australian clubs have taken the pledged to tackle racism by joining the ‘Don’t Stand By.Stand Up!’ campaign, which empowers clubs and players to safely intervene when cases of racism are witnessed.

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Discover Football and Brazilian organisations partner up to promote female empowerment

Discover Football and Brazilian organisations partner up to promote female empowerment

Discover Football has joined the Brazilian initiatives Estrela Sports and Guerreiras Project to bring about a positive change for women in Brazil and promote football as a tool for female empowerment.

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Rio government launches anti-discrimination campaign

Rio government launches anti-discrimination campaign

A campaign focusing on the promotion of human rights and diversity has been launched by the regional government of Rio to cultivate a cultural understanding between people during the World Cup.

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Salvador highlights its history through World Cup anti-racism campaign

Salvador highlights its history through World Cup anti-racism campaign

Salvador da Bahia, one of the 12 host cities of the World Cup, is tackling prejudice and building a legacy of inclusion from the tournament.

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English club joins Just a Ball Game? in anti-homophobia day event

English club joins Just a Ball Game? in anti-homophobia day event

Birmingham City Ladies FC will join forces with the Fare member Just a Ball Game? (JBG?) to host an anti-homophobia event on Sunday, 29 June, to raise awareness of homophobia in football.

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Helena Costa: I walked from Clermont Foot 63 after being sidelined by men

Helena Costa: I walked from Clermont Foot 63 after being sidelined by men

First woman to lead a French professional men’s football team claims signings and matches were arranged without her input.

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Iranian women join World Cup celebrations and fight for equal rights

Iranian women join World Cup celebrations and fight for equal rights

This World Cup has thrown up plenty of dramas but defying the law just to watch matches is not one that many of us around the world have had to face. For women in Iran, however, it is different.

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INADI lead the way in Argentinian football

INADI lead the way in Argentinian football

Football and civil society organisations led by anti-discrimination group INADI, gathered last Saturday (21 June), in Resistencia, in the Northeastern region of Chaco, to look at sexism and discriminatory behaviour in football stadiums.

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Costa resigns Clermont Foot before season starts

Costa resigns Clermont Foot before season starts

Helena Costa has opted not to take up her position as coach of Clermont Foot, the French second division club have announced.

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Spanish activists come together to lead change

Spanish activists come together to lead change

Organisations tackling racism and homophobia in football in Spain will come together for a roundtable in Madrid, this Friday (20 June), as part of a drive to co-ordinate initiatives.

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Incidents reported to Fare during May 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during May 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during May 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.

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Can football unite Brazil?

Can football unite Brazil?

Many Brazilians are angry that $13.5B has been spent on the World Cup when schools and hospitals go neglected. Others just want to enjoy the party

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Brazilian government and FIFA launch anti-racism campaigns for World Cup

Brazilian government and FIFA launch anti-racism campaigns for World Cup

After months marked by discriminatory incidents in football, FIFA and the Brazilian government launched separate anti-racism campaigns.

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UEFA launches social responsibility reports

UEFA launches social responsibility reports

The report shows how UEFA has developed activities in partnership with a select group of specialist organisations in the fields of diversity and inclusion, the environment, health, peace and reconciliation, and solidarity.

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Youth tournament promotes female participation in Albanian football

Youth tournament promotes female participation in Albanian football

Five amateur teams, constituted of female players from disadvantaged backgrounds and ethnic minorities, came together, last weekend, to promote female participation in Albanian football.

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Vienna hosts international youth tournament against racism and nationalism in sport

Vienna hosts international youth tournament against racism and nationalism in sport

A cooperation between FairPlay and Balkan Alpe Adria Project (BAAP) brought together European youngsters to an intercultural exchange and football tournament against racism and nationalism, in Vienna, Austria.

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Peruvian government launches campaign to address racism in football

Peruvian government launches campaign to address racism in football

An anti-racism campaign has been launched in Peru to address discriminatory behaviour after a series of incidents marred the country’s football.

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(Deutsch) Gegenseitiger Respekt und Vielfalt beim 12. internationalen „Vienna meets Balkan“ Jugendturnier

(Deutsch) Gegenseitiger Respekt und Vielfalt beim 12. internationalen „Vienna meets Balkan“ Jugendturnier

Von 7. bis 9. Juni 2014 treffen lokale Migrant_innenvereine, Wiener Fußballteams und internationale Gäste aus Bosnien und Herzegowina, Kroatien, Serbien, Montenegro, der ehemaligen jugoslawischen Republik Mazedonien und Ungarn in Wien aufeinander, um ihr fußballerisches Können unter Beweis zu stellen. Gespielt wird in den Jahrgängen 2002 und 2003. Insgesamt werden beim Turnier an die 25 Teams auf den…

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Incidents reported to Fare during April 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during April 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during April 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.

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Workshop highlights Italy’s commitment in promoting sport for inclusion

Workshop highlights Italy’s commitment in promoting sport for inclusion

A workshop on sport and social inclusion of migrant communities, hosted by Italy’s Olympic Committee, brought together sport representatives to share good practice on the topic.

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Anti-racism charity backs campaign to recognise England’s first Romani footballer

Anti-racism charity backs campaign to recognise England’s first Romani footballer

UK anti-racism charity FURD is backing a campaign to get a headstone in recognition of Rabbi Howell, England’s first Romani football player and the World’s first Romani international.

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Argentinian sports journalists condemn racism in football match

Argentinian sports journalists condemn racism in football match

Argentina’s union of sports journalists has condemned the racist and xenophobic abuse directed at a photojournalist, during a Torneo Argentino B match, on 24 May.

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Norwegian FA bans gay rights protest in friendly against Russia

Norwegian FA bans gay rights protest in friendly against Russia

Norway’s Football Association have banned political messages backing Ukraine or gay rights during the international friendly against Russia on Saturday (31 May), in Oslo.

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Brazilian seminar addresses gender equity and human rights through football

Brazilian seminar addresses gender equity and human rights through football

A Brazilian seminar brought together national football and civil rights organisations to discuss the role of sport in addressing the issues around gender equity in the country.

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“Look at me as normal coach” says Clermont manager Helena Costa

“Look at me as normal coach” says Clermont manager Helena Costa

Clermont Foot Helena Costa insisted she wants to be judged on merit as she was unveiled by the French second-tier side.

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Anti-discrimination day increases understanding among Slovakia’s youth

Anti-discrimination day increases understanding among Slovakia’s youth

A football anti-discrimination day brought together 50 youngsters from across Slovakia to raise awareness of discrimination and generalised prejudices and stereotypes.

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Social media campaign to promote women’s football in Italy

Social media campaign to promote women’s football in Italy

A social media campaign will kick-off next June to help promote women’s football and level the number of female and male players at grassroots level in Italy.

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Spanish club to close stand in anti-racism gesture

Spanish club to close stand in anti-racism gesture

Spanish La Liga side Villarreal said they will close part of their stadium for a Europa League match in an anti-racism gesture after one of their fans threw a banana at Barcelona’s Dani Alves.

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Football documentary addresses racism in Italy

Football documentary addresses racism in Italy

The documentary ‘Il Piccolo Calciatore’ uses football to explore the topic of racism within the Italian society, by highlighting the impact the game can have in integrating and uniting people.

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UN launches young leader’s fellowship for sport and human development projects

UN launches young leader’s fellowship for sport and human development projects

A young leaders fellowship to fund sports and human development projects was launched by the UN to advance sports’ power to bring about change.

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Women’s NBA targets LGBT community in marketing campaign

Women’s NBA targets LGBT community in marketing campaign

United States WNBA is launching a campaign to market the league to the LGBT community, becoming the first pro sports league to specifically recruit LGBT fans to its games.

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Campaigners urges EU voters to take part in elections

Campaigners urges EU voters to take part in elections

A grassroots-led European anti-racism campaign is urging EU citizens to use their right to vote and counter far-right and racist parties from being elected in the European Parliament elections.

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Kick It Out celebrates 20 years and looks to future challenges

Kick It Out celebrates 20 years and looks to future challenges

A commemorative event brought together worldwide activists and representatives to highlight the importance in tackling exclusion and discrimination in the game.

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Belfast mentoring initiative promotes Premier League experience for young female leaders

Belfast mentoring initiative promotes Premier League experience for young female leaders

A group of 10 future female leaders from Belfast took part in a community and training exchange hosted by the Crystal Palace Foundation, between 11-13 April.

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Amnesty UK to host film festival on football and human rights

Amnesty UK to host film festival on football and human rights

Included in the festival’s lineup is the UK premiere of Eric Cantona’s documentary about the passion and fury surrounding football in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Premier League chief executive to face no punishment after sexist emails

Premier League chief executive to face no punishment after sexist emails

The league’s 20 clubs “resolved unanimously that no further disciplinary action is required or justified.”

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Granada hosts first international conference on social responsibility in sport

Granada hosts first international conference on social responsibility in sport

An international conference to foster cooperation and exchanges between different CSR stakeholders in sports will be held between 21-23 May in Granada, Spain.

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Homophobia in football: a concern ahead of the World Cup

Homophobia in football: a concern ahead of the World Cup

Less than a month to the kick-off of the 20th FIFA World Cup, we look at the issues around homophobia in Brazilian football.

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English footballs ‘Black List’ of achievers

English footballs ‘Black List’ of achievers

The 2014 Football Black List, an initiative highlighting the most influential individuals from the black community in football in the UK has been launched.

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Roberto Carlos, Ivanovic, Berbatov and Laizans join children’s tournament against racism

Roberto Carlos, Ivanovic, Berbatov and Laizans join children’s tournament against racism

A Europe-wide tournament is uniting children under the slogan “We Play Against Racism”.

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Rugby group launches international study on homophobia in sports

Rugby group launches international study on homophobia in sports

The ‘Out on the Fields’ study will look at the prevalence and forms of discrimination among athletes and fans.

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Fare Observer Scheme in European Football

Fare Observer Scheme in European Football

Call for applications to become Fare observer at international football matches in Europe.

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Croatia defender Josip Šimunić loses appeal over World Cup ban

Croatia defender Josip Šimunić loses appeal over World Cup ban

Croatia defender Josip Šimunić lost his CAS appeal to a 10-match ban for leading fans in a pro-Nazi chant after a playoff victory over Iceland last November.

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Michael Sam becomes NFL’s first openly gay player

Michael Sam becomes NFL’s first openly gay player

Former American college footballer Michael Sam has become the first openly gay player in the history of the NFL after being drafted last Saturday.

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Juventus and UNESCO partner up in anti-discrimination research project

Juventus and UNESCO partner up in anti-discrimination research project

Italian club Juventus and UNESCO will join forces to finance a groundbreaking global research project to study discrimination and racism in sport.

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Head of English Premier League forced to apologise over sexist emails

Head of English Premier League forced to apologise over sexist emails

Scudamore forced to apologise after revelation of sexist emails disparaging women and mocking “female irrationality”.

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Spanish FA fines Villarreal €12,000 for Alves’ incident

Spanish FA fines Villarreal €12,000 for Alves’ incident

Villarreal have been fined €12,000 by the RFEF after the banana incident that subjected Barcelona’s defender Daniel Alves to racial abuse.

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French Ligue 2 side appoints female manager

French Ligue 2 side appoints female manager

Portugal’s Helena Costa is to become the highest profile female manager of a European men’s team after being named head coach of Clermont Foot in France.

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Football tournament brings together Balkans’ youth

Football tournament brings together Balkans’ youth

A football tournament brought together youngsters from across the Western Balkans region to promote cultural exchanges and tackle societal issues.

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Second racism issue pressures Spanish football into action

Second racism issue pressures Spanish football into action

A new incident of racism in the Spanish league has increased the pressure on the country’s football authorities to take action against discrimination.

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UEFA kicks-off leadership programme for women

UEFA kicks-off leadership programme for women

UEFA’s new mentoring programme aims to help increase the number of women in leadership positions in football

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South African sport still a racially divided field, government study finds

South African sport still a racially divided field, government study finds

Cricket and rugby remain bastions of white minority, while football continues to be seen as preserve of black majority

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Fare members in Eastern Europe meet in Budapest

Fare members in Eastern Europe meet in Budapest

A seminar of Fare members from Eastern Europe and the Balkans will take place on Tuesday 6 May 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.

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NBA bans LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life over racist comments

NBA bans LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life over racist comments

The NBA imposed a lifetime ban on the owner of the LA Clippers, following his remarks about black people heard on a recording released last Friday.

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Players show solidarity with Alves as Fare calls for long term action in Spain

Players show solidarity with Alves as Fare calls for long term action in Spain

Fourth banana incident in one week as Barcelona’s Alves responds by picking up and biting it

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Obama leads backlash against LA Clippers owner’s racist remarks

Obama leads backlash against LA Clippers owner’s racist remarks

Barack Obama has condemned the racist comments attributed to the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, which is likely to increase with the leaking of additional remarks.

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Belgian legend signs for Fare

Belgian legend signs for Fare

Mbo Mpenza, a Belgium pioneer of football, has been announced as a Fare ambassador today at an exhibition that celebrates Belgium footballers.

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Israeli football team breaks new ground by recruiting Arab women

Israeli football team breaks new ground by recruiting Arab women

Hapoel Petah Tikva makes waves in mostly Jewish league by recruiting players from northern Israel Arab villages.

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French Sports Minister refuses to backdown on headscarf ban

French Sports Minister refuses to backdown on headscarf ban

France’s new Sports Minister Thierry Braillard has defended the right of his country to uphold its policy of banning headscarves for footballers, defying the game’s lawmakers decision.

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Campaigns Intern

Campaigns Intern

Fare is seeking a Campaigns Intern to work in its London based office to help organise and deliver the Football People action weeks. Apply!

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Brazilian club relegated after fans’ racism

Brazilian club relegated after fans’ racism

A sports tribunal has stripped points from a Brazilian club because its fans racially abused a referee during a match, causing its relegation.

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Incidents reported to Fare during March 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during March 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during March 2014.

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Football tournament celebrates cultural diversity in the US

Football tournament celebrates cultural diversity in the US

An annual football tournament is bringing together Portland’s (US) immigrant and refugee youth to celebrate the city’s cultural traditions and diversity.

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German clubs and Turkish referee partner-up to tackle homophobia

German clubs and Turkish referee partner-up to tackle homophobia

German football groups have invited the Turkish gay referee Halil Dinçdağ for a series of anti-homophobia consciousness-raising events, to be held between 8 and 13 April.

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International Roma Day: calling for equal opportunities

International Roma Day: calling for equal opportunities

A EC report which analysed the effectiveness of Europe’s inclusion policies, has revealed that European Roma still endure situations of racism, poverty and lack of access to education or employment.

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“Does Finnish football operate a colour bar?” ask campaigners after comments from Premier League coach

“Does Finnish football operate a colour bar?” ask campaigners after comments from Premier League coach

RoPS head coach welcomed the fact that his squad has few players of African heritage.

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Australian sporting codes unite against homophobia

Australian sporting codes unite against homophobia

Australia’s major sport codes will come together next Wednesday (9 April), in Sydney, to collectively commit to tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Documentary on how football is bringing a change to Laos’ youth

Documentary on how football is bringing a change to Laos’ youth

The film follows a team of young players pursuing their dream of participating in the Gothia Cup and becoming the first Laos football team ever to play outside of Asia.

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Polish municipality signs sponsorship deal with football club to combat racism

Polish municipality signs sponsorship deal with football club to combat racism

Municipal authorities of Bialystok have signed a deal with local football club Jagiellonia to support the city’s efforts to combat racism and intolerance.

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Football People Event Grants launched

Football People Event Grants launched

A pool of €30,000 is being made available by the Fare network to fund up to ten events that tackle discrimination and address social exclusion as part of the Football People action weeks in October.

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Bayern Munich sanction deals with homophobic abuse

Bayern Munich sanction deals with homophobic abuse

The sanction has been welcomed for the consistency it demonstrates in tackling all forms of discrimination.

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Sadness as Never Again founder passes away

Sadness as Never Again founder passes away

Martin was instrumental in initiating campaigns such as ‘Music Against Racism’ and ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of the Stadiums’.

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Football rallies against racism on UN International Day of action

Football rallies against racism on UN International Day of action

Clubs, players and supporters are taking a united stand against racism and confront a problem that has been marring the game for several years.

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Norwegian football’s women leaders

Norwegian football’s women leaders

Recent elections at the Norwegian FA (NFF) have led to an Executive Committee unique in world football – half of its members are women.

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UNICEF and OFC team up to promote sport among children in the Pacific

UNICEF and OFC team up to promote sport among children in the Pacific

The partnership will further the work of the Confederation in using football as a tool for social development among its Member Associations.

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Media discussion to address discrimination in Bulgarian sport

Media discussion to address discrimination in Bulgarian sport

The initiative will provide the participants with a range of practical and theoretical tools to develop their own best practice in sports reporting, particularly in football.

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Incidents reported to Fare during January and February 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during January and February 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during January and February 2014.

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English FA launches campaign to encourage reporting of discrimination

English FA launches campaign to encourage reporting of discrimination

A series of animated short films and guidance booklets explain to participants and supporters how to report discrimination in football.

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US football adopts new policies against homophobia

US football adopts new policies against homophobia

MLS has announced new measures to reinforce the league’s policies against discrimination and the protection of current and future gay players.

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CONCACAF appoints Diversity Officers to eliminate discrimination

CONCACAF appoints Diversity Officers to eliminate discrimination

Officials will play key role in implementing protocol on racist incidents in stadiums.

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Racism hits Brazilian football ahead of World Cup

Racism hits Brazilian football ahead of World Cup

A series of racist incidents have raised concerns on discrimination in the country, ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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All stars match challenges racism and violence in Portuguese football

All stars match challenges racism and violence in Portuguese football

João Vieira Pinto, Abel Xavier and Nuno Gomes are some of the former international stars that will help highlight football’s inclusive values of respect.

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Groups show support to anti-homophobia campaigner stabbed in Sweden

Groups show support to anti-homophobia campaigner stabbed in Sweden

The 25 year-old campaigner has received a wave of support locally and internationally, after friends and fellow football fans launched a campaign in support of his recovery.

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‘Japanese only’ banner raises concerns

‘Japanese only’ banner raises concerns

Japan’s professional football league is investigating a reportedly racist banner reading “Japanese only” displayed at a J-League match over the weekend.

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Israeli club reinforces commitment to tackle discrimination in football

Israeli club reinforces commitment to tackle discrimination in football

Similar pre-match ceremonies are held before every Hapoel Katamon home game as the club states that the principle of equality is consensual among players, owners and fans.‫

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International Women’s Day: closing the gender gap in sport

International Women’s Day: closing the gender gap in sport

Organisations across the world will mark the IWD through a number of sporting initiatives that aim to further positive change for women in sport and society.

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EGLSF kicks-off 25th anniversary celebrations with Pride in Sport conference

EGLSF kicks-off 25th anniversary celebrations with Pride in Sport conference

A number of plenary sessions and workshops will approach the topics around diversity and LGBT rights in and through sport.

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Portuguese football says ‘No to Racism’

Portuguese football says ‘No to Racism’

The annual ‘Week of Action against Racism and Violence in Football” highlights football’s inclusive values of respect, tolerance and fair-play.

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France upholds head covers ban, despite FIFA’s new legislation

France upholds head covers ban, despite FIFA’s new legislation

The French Football Federation (FFF) has cited constitutional secularism to refuse the implementation of the legislation.

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Australian football bodies unite for A-League ‘Erase Racism Round’

Australian football bodies unite for A-League ‘Erase Racism Round’

The initiative saw all matches of the Round 21 of the Australian A-League highlight the country’s commitment to promote multiculturalism.

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Sol Campbell calls FA ‘institutionally racist’ after England captaincy snub

Sol Campbell calls FA ‘institutionally racist’ after England captaincy snub

Former Arsenal star speaks of ‘glass ceiling’ for black captains.

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FIFA allows wearing of head covers in football matches

FIFA allows wearing of head covers in football matches

Fifa has officially authorised the wearing of head covers for religious reasons during football matches.

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American sports leagues pressure Arizona to veto anti-gay law

American sports leagues pressure Arizona to veto anti-gay law

A controversial anti-gay bill was vetoed by Arizona governor Jan Brewer only hours after pressure from American sports leagues.

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Nicolas Anelka banned for five matches for quenelle

Nicolas Anelka banned for five matches for quenelle

West Bromwich Albion have suspended Nicolas Anelka after the Frenchman was banned for five matches by the Football Association and fined €98,600 for the quenelle gesture.

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Rabbi Howell football’s first professional Roma player

Rabbi Howell football’s first professional Roma player

Howell was the first Romani footballer and the first Romani international, playing his first game for England in March 1895 and scoring in a 9-0 defeat over Ireland.

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First Russian LGBT Open Games go ahead after bomb threat

First Russian LGBT Open Games go ahead after bomb threat

A number of adversities, including venue cancellations and a bomb threat, have put at risk Russia’s first openLGBT athletic competition, held between 26 February – 2 March.

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Mexican Football Federation adopts new disciplinary code against racism

Mexican Football Federation adopts new disciplinary code against racism

The protocol, which came into force yesterday on 25 February, is applicable to all leagues and tournaments of the Mexican professional football.

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Dortmund fan banned until 2020 for performing a Nazi salute

Dortmund fan banned until 2020 for performing a Nazi salute

Borussia Dortmund have banned a supporter from their stadium until 2020 for shouting “Sieg Heil” at a match against Hamburg SV.

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Futsal Festival to promote inclusion among ethnic minority women in the UK

Futsal Festival to promote inclusion among ethnic minority women in the UK

MWSF’s Futsal Festival seeks to celebrate diversity and understanding by bringing together women of different ages, abilities, faiths and cultural backgrounds.

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Spanish LGBT groups call for action to tackle homophobia in sport

Spanish LGBT groups call for action to tackle homophobia in sport

Two Spanish LGBT networks are calling on the country’s government to implement new measures that challenge homophobia and promote equality in sport

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Jason Collins becomes NBA’s first openly gay player

Jason Collins becomes NBA’s first openly gay player

US basketball player Jason Collins has become the first NBA gay athlete to actively compete in a major American professional sports team and league.

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English organisation celebrates 2014 as the Arthur Wharton Year

English organisation celebrates 2014 as the Arthur Wharton Year

A range of educational resources have been launched by FURD to coincide with the 125th Anniversary of Arthur Wharton signing for a club in 1889, with which he became world’s first black professional player.

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Polish Parliament hosts anti-discrimination football exhibition

Polish Parliament hosts anti-discrimination football exhibition

The exhibition tells the stories and contributions made by players of ethnic minority backgrounds to the country’s football and raises awareness of discrimination.

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Racism row mars Mexican football

Racism row mars Mexican football

In a week, four players have been subjected to monkey chants in games of the Mexican first division Liga MX

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Brazilian women use football to escape the favelas

Brazilian women use football to escape the favelas

For decades, women’s football was banned in Brazil. Now ex-drug traffickers are tackling prejudice in the game by training future soccer stars from the favelas.

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Brazilian football unites in support of racially abused player

Brazilian football unites in support of racially abused player

Cruzeiro midfielder Tinga tells the world “I would rather win the fight against prejudice than any title” after he was subjected to racism during a Libertadores match

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Football tournament tackles homophobia in South West England

Football tournament tackles homophobia in South West England

The Football Association backed tournament will raise awareness of prejudice and discrimination against the LGBT community.

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Ecuadorian club invites Lilian Thuram to speak about racism in football

Ecuadorian club invites Lilian Thuram to speak about racism in football

Deportivo Quito, an Ecuadorian Serie A football club, invited the former international Thuram to give a lecture to the players on racism in football.

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Support the first LGBT Russian Open Games in Moscow

Support the first LGBT Russian Open Games in Moscow

Fare is collecting donations to support the first LGBT Russian Open Games that will take place in Moscow, between 26 February and the 2 March 2014.

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Incidents reported to Fare during December 2013

Incidents reported to Fare during December 2013

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during December 2013.

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NFL prospect could become the league’s first openly gay player

NFL prospect could become the league’s first openly gay player

An American college footballer, who is a potential top prospect in the NFL upcoming draft, could become the league’s first openly gay player.

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African asylum seekers in Sicily dream of football glory

African asylum seekers in Sicily dream of football glory

An Italian team formed of African asylum seekers is dreaming of glory as the team is on track to advance to the next division in its first season.

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LGBT football tournament to promote tolerance and diversity in Israel

LGBT football tournament to promote tolerance and diversity in Israel

The first “Football State Pride Tournament” will celebrate diversity in Tel-Aviv, Israel, on 13 February, as part of the Football v Homophobia month of action.

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England women’s captain Casey Stoney comes out as gay

England women’s captain Casey Stoney comes out as gay

The England women’s captain Casey Stoney has spoken publicly about being gay for the first time.

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UEFA announces leadership scheme for women in football

UEFA announces leadership scheme for women in football

UEFA has announced the creation of a new project that will help develop the potential of women in football across its 54 member associations.

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Argentinian campaign tackles discrimination at Buenos Aires derby

Argentinian campaign tackles discrimination at Buenos Aires derby

An Argentinian initiative to tackle discrimination in football grounds was launched at the country’s Superclásico played last weekend.

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Tottenham Hotspur announces formation of LGBT fan group

Tottenham Hotspur announces formation of LGBT fan group

Tottenham Hotspur have announced the formation of its first LGBT fan group as part of its support for the Football v Homophobia month of action.

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Handbook promotes women’s empowerment through football

Handbook promotes women’s empowerment through football

The book is a collection of experiences from women active in football programmes and teams across the world that use the sport for social change.

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Man Utd and Chelsea back ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign

Man Utd and Chelsea back ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign

The idea of the campaign is to challenge homophobic behaviour while welcoming more lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people to football.

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Football v Homophobia to host media workshop on gender, sexuality and sport

Football v Homophobia to host media workshop on gender, sexuality and sport

The workshop will raise awareness of the significance of gender and sexuality in sports reporting in the frame of the LGBT month of action.

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Anti-homophobia campaign to host debate on discrimination in sports

Anti-homophobia campaign to host debate on discrimination in sports

An anti-homophobia initiative will bring together football representatives and campaigners to debate on the issues around homophobia in sports , next Wednesday (5 February), in Manchester.

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Olympians cite principle 6 to criticise IOC over Sochi

Olympians cite principle 6 to criticise IOC over Sochi

Fifty-two Olympians have called on the Russian authorities to repeal the recently introduced anti-gay laws and criticised the IOC and multinational sponsors for not doing more to force them to do so.

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New league created for ethnic minority women in London

New league created for ethnic minority women in London

A new league has been set up to bring more Asian and ethnic minority players into football in North West London.

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French initiatives increase rates of women’s participation in football

French initiatives increase rates of women’s participation in football

A seminar on women’s football in France has revealed that the level of female participation across the game has increased as result of the sport’s feminisation plan launched by the country’s Football Federation in 2012.

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British organisations hold leadership academy for women in sports

British organisations hold leadership academy for women in sports

The week-long programme aims to increase the confidence and competence of women working in sports and be a starting point for forming an international network of women sport leaders.

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Football v Homophobia Month of Action kick-off

Football v Homophobia Month of Action kick-off

The international initiative will kick-off its 2014 campaign against homophobia in football with talks around the topic and a football table tournament, at Crystal Palace FC, on 1 February.

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Football initiatives remember the victims of the Holocaust

Football initiatives remember the victims of the Holocaust

Over the weekend football related initiatives were organised across Europe in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust, ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January).

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Indian women referees get FIFA badges

Indian women referees get FIFA badges

The break through achievement is seen by the country’s Football Federation as an opportunity to inspire the next generation of women involved in the sport.

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Campaigners call for colourful fan initiatives in support of LGBT Month of Action

Campaigners call for colourful fan initiatives in support of LGBT Month of Action

The two Fare member organisations call on fan groups to colour their stadiums and celebrate diversity through rainbow flags, tifos and banners.

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Street Football Festival to promote inclusion in Australia

Street Football Festival to promote inclusion in Australia

In all, the festival will bring together 1000 players and the national championships of the community Street Football programme that promotes inclusion and social change through football.

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Penn State And University Of Texas Make History With Black Coach Hires

Penn State And University Of Texas Make History With Black Coach Hires

The hiring of Charlie Strong and James Franklin as head coaches of college football has brought back to the agenda the debate on the sport’s lack of diversity in management positions.

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FIFA Fines Hong Kong for Fans’ Racism

FIFA Fines Hong Kong for Fans’ Racism

The HKFA has been fined €24,330 for fans improper behaviour and ordered to pay an additional €2,430 to cover the legal costs of the investigation.

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Israeli club’s fans rewarded by prize

Israeli club’s fans rewarded by prize

Hapoel Haifa was granted the award based on its fans consistent support of the players and their respectful attitude towards referees, opposing teams and supporters.

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Sports tournament promotes tolerance among children in Bulgaria

Sports tournament promotes tolerance among children in Bulgaria

The ‘Through sports for tolerance’ activity also included talks on the topics around discrimination and human rights.

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Polish prosecutor says anti-Semitism is not an offence

Polish prosecutor says anti-Semitism is not an offence

An incident, which took place during a Polish league game between Lech Poznan and Widzew Lodz on 29 September 2013, has sparked debate over the country’s attitude towards anti-Semitism.

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Sporting programmes build legacy of inclusion in Brazil

Sporting programmes build legacy of inclusion in Brazil

The initiatives are also increasing access to different sports, by disadvantaged communities, and promoting equality, tolerance and inclusiveness.

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Seedorf becomes the first black manager in Serie A in 20 years

Seedorf becomes the first black manager in Serie A in 20 years

One of the clubs greatest midfielders goes back to Milan to face the challenge of arresting a slump in form. Will there be other challenges?

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German Bundesliga to work closer with anti-discrimination fan projects

German Bundesliga to work closer with anti-discrimination fan projects

The programme will make €500,000 annually available to encourage actions promoting anti-discriminatory and pro-civil society matters.

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CONCACAF Introduces Anti-Racism Protocol for Matches

CONCACAF Introduces Anti-Racism Protocol for Matches

The protocol outlines a three-stage method for dealing with racist and/or discriminatory behaviour in football stadiums, such as racist chants, insults, screams and banners.

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French short doc explores the benefits of football at the Zaatari refugee camp

French short doc explores the benefits of football at the Zaatari refugee camp

The documentary follows the work of the former French-Algerian professional footballer Éric Delétang in training future coaches at the camp.

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LGBT conference to discuss the impact of homophobic policies in football

LGBT conference to discuss the impact of homophobic policies in football

Through workshops and panel discussions, the initiative will focus on topics such as the Russian anti-gay bill and the condemnation of LGBT people in Qatar.

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Racism and sexism continue to permeate Turkish football, critics say

Racism and sexism continue to permeate Turkish football, critics say

Concerns have been raised after the latest tweets from Umit Cinarli’s, a leading referee from the Turkish Football Federation (TFF).

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Anelka salute decision by end of January

Anelka salute decision by end of January

Pressure is growing on the Football Association of England to make clear their position on the ‘quenelle’ gesture made by Nicolas Anelka during a Premier League match.

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Caribbean Island to raise the profile of women’s football

Caribbean Island to raise the profile of women’s football

The SKNFA is looking to build a platform for female players at national and youth levels to develop their all-round ability.

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Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger comes out

Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger comes out

The announcement makes Hitzlsperger the highest profile footballer to come out as gay

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Action Weeks anti-homophobia tifo nominated for Danish award

Action Weeks anti-homophobia tifo nominated for Danish award

The initiative consisted of a large rainbow mosaic choreography staged during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Denmark and Italy on 11 October 2013.

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Football v Homophobia grants announced

Football v Homophobia grants announced

Actions will reach supporters and clubs throughout Europe to raise awareness of LGBT discrimination and send a message of inclusion in stadia

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