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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