Incidents reported to Fare during December 201313 February 2014

Thefollowingincidentsofracism,xenophobia,extremenationalismorhomophobiahavebeenreportedtoFareduringDecember2013. Thislistisonlylikelytoreflectaproportionoftheincidentsthatoccurred.

All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eye-witness or media accounts. Fare has third party reporting status with UEFA, and FIFA on international matches, and at a national level we can support incident reports made by our members.

The general public can keep us informed of national and international level incidents through the reporting form here.

01 December 2013 – Croatia Prva HNL: GNK Dinamo Zagreb v HNK Hajduk Split
Ultra groups of Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split (Bad Blue Boys and Torcida), sang nationalist, racist and homophobic chants throughout the match.

02 December 2013 – Poland: Resovia Rzeszów
A fan of Resovia Rzeszów made anti-Semitic comments on a social media platform.

In a rare step the fan has been charged of insulting the Jewish community by the Rzeszów’s Prosecutor’s Office.

04 December 2013 – English Premier League: Swansea City v Newcastle United
A Swansea City supporter racially abused an unnamed Newcastle player by making a monkey gesture.

The supporter has been given a Football Banning Order and fined £65.

10 December 2013 – UEFA Champions League: Olympiacos v Anderlecht
A group of Olympiacos fans displayed far right material.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action. Olympiacos were fined €30,000 and given a partial stadium closure.

10 December 2013 – UEFA Champions League: Plzen v CSKA Moscow
Display of far-right material by CSKA Moscow fans.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

11 December 2013 – UEFA Champions League: Austria Wien v Zenit
Fans of Zenit displayed a far-right banner.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action. Zenit were fined €40,000 and given a partial stadium closure.

12 December 2013 – Uruguayan Primiera División: Danubio

Danubio were fined €1,200 for supporters improper behaviour during the match against River Plate in November 2013.  This was the first time the Uruguayan Football Association sanctioned a club for racism.

21 December 2013 – Poland: Zabrze
Fans of Gornik Zabrze co-organised a demonstration of racist and nationalist nature.

28 December 2013 – English Premier League: West Ham v West Brom
The ‘quenelle’ gesture performed by West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka.

The gesture is known to be linked to anti-Semitic action.