‘Time for action’ says Fare study highlighting scale of racism and xenophobia in Russia

‘Time for action’ says Fare study highlighting scale of racism and xenophobia in Russia

The report highlights over 200 cases of discriminatory behaviour linked to Russian football over two seasons

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FIFA to host International Women’s Day conference

FIFA to host International Women’s Day conference

The conference will discuss strategies to further grow womens football and increase representation of women in leadership positions

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‘Football’s patriarchal PR’

‘Football’s patriarchal PR’

Guest blog: German journalist Nicole Selmer looks at a Brazilian initiative which hired 30 mothers as stewards as a move to counter violence at a local match, exploring stereotypical perceptions of women in football.

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TV documentary explores racism and diversity in Dutch football

TV documentary explores racism and diversity in Dutch football

Through the experiences of players and football managers the programe addresses racism and the under-representation of ethnic minorities in Dutch football.

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Chelsea FC suspend three fans following Paris incident

Chelsea FC suspend three fans following Paris incident

The suspensions came as a result of investigations into the racist incident on the Paris Métro on Tuesday afternoon.

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Football world condemns Chelsea fans’ racist incident

Football world condemns Chelsea fans’ racist incident

Football bodies, fans and politicians have united to condemn Chelsea fans’ racist incident in Paris Métro.

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UK sports journalists network launch guide to promote diversity in sports media

UK sports journalists network launch guide to promote diversity in sports media

The D Word guide offers the sports media ideas and action points to help tackle low levels of diversity across the industry.

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“We’re racist and that’s the way we like it”

“We’re racist and that’s the way we like it”

Chelsea fans cause shock as they stop a black Parisian from getting onto a metro train and sing to celebrate their own racism.

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Italian government calls for an end to racism after Sacchi’s ‘too many blacks’ remarks

Italian government calls for an end to racism after Sacchi’s ‘too many blacks’ remarks

The call comes after the former AC Milan manager said that Italy has “no dignity or pride” because it has “too many blacks” in youth teams

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FvH conference inspires LGBT fan groups to lead fight against homophobia

FvH conference inspires LGBT fan groups to lead fight against homophobia

Thomas Hitzlesperger joined over 120 football fans that gathered at the UK Football Museum

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US University athletes join ‘You Don’t Say’ campaign to challenge discriminatory abuse

US University athletes join ‘You Don’t Say’ campaign to challenge discriminatory abuse

The online campaign is featuring 41 Duke student-athletes, who through photographs are addressing pejorative and discriminatory terms.

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Italian Ministry of Labour and CONI strengthen partnership on immigrants’ inclusion

Italian Ministry of Labour and CONI strengthen partnership on immigrants’ inclusion

The inclusion programme is part of the wider campaign ‘Fratelli di Sport’ focused on the development of inclusive policies to promote a unified society.

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Incidents reported to Fare during January 2015

Incidents reported to Fare during January 2015

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during January 2015.

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German star Thomas Hitzlsperger to join Fans v Homophobia conference

German star Thomas Hitzlsperger to join Fans v Homophobia conference

The former Aston Villa, Lazio and Stuttgart player will join 120 fans in Manchester to discuss homophobia in football.

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Spanish LGBT network calls on clubs and players to join fight against homophobia

Spanish LGBT network calls on clubs and players to join fight against homophobia

The goal of the campaign is to engage sporting organisations in promoting an environment free of violence and discrimination across stadiums, changing rooms and terraces.

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YASA publishes list of discriminatory symbols in Croatian

YASA publishes list of discriminatory symbols in Croatian

Guidance booklet translated into Croatian to inform fans, clubs and media about discriminatory signs in football

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Athletic Club Bilbao holds Thinking Football film festival

Athletic Club Bilbao holds Thinking Football film festival

The festival, which aims to reinforce thesocial work of the Athletic Club Foundation, will feature 10 documentaries from countries such as Brazil, France and the UK.

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European football bodies join forces to promote social inclusion

European football bodies join forces to promote social inclusion

The initiative, which will run until June 2017, aims to improve the impact and contributes of professional football in social inclusion projects.

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Portuguese pilot project to award best practice in youth football

Portuguese pilot project to award best practice in youth football

A white card will be used by referees to highlight positive practices and ethical behaviour carried out by players, managers and supporters at matches.

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Spanish LFP host workshop series on fair play and diversity

Spanish LFP host workshop series on fair play and diversity

The workshops also include information about doping in football and the appropriate use of social media.

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Football+ Foundation join Football v Homophobia month of action

Football+ Foundation join Football v Homophobia month of action

During the period, the Belgian organisation will hold a series of events aiming to address homophobia in football and educate supporters, players and clubs on discrimination.

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European football celebrates diversity during LGBT month of action

European football celebrates diversity during LGBT month of action

Activities in Belgium, France, Poland and the UK will be promoting positive action against discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity

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INADI reinforce commitment to tackle discrimination in Argentinian football

INADI reinforce commitment to tackle discrimination in Argentinian football

The anti-discrimination institute renewed a cooperative agreement with the Argentinian FA to monitor matches in professional football.

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UEFA announce new ambassadors to further the growth of women’s football

UEFA announce new ambassadors to further the growth of women’s football

Camille Abily, Lotta Schelin, Laura Georges and Verónica Boquete will join Steffi Jones as UEFA ambassadors in new development programme

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Fare member Les Dégommeuses victim of homophobic attack

Fare member Les Dégommeuses victim of homophobic attack

Ahead of an evening training session, players of the LGBT team Les Dégommeuses were subjected to homophobic abuse and physically stopped from entering the pitch.

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