Incidents reported to Fare during October 201306 November 2013

The following list of incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia has been reported to Fare during October 2013. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.

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 this reporting form.

01 October 2013 – UEFA Champions League: Zenit St Petersburg v FK Austria Vienna

Fans of Austria Vienna displayed far-right material.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

03 October 2013 – UEFA Europa League: APOEL v Eintracht Frankfurt

Fans of APOEL displayed a far-right banner.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action. APOEL were fined €45,000 and ordered to play the next UEFA competition home match with a partial closure of stadium.

03 October 2013 – UEFA Europa League: HNK Rijeka v Real Betis Balompie

Fans of HNK Rijeka displayed far-right material.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action. HNK Rijeka were fined €8,000 and ordered to play the next UEFA competition home match with a partial closure of stadium.

05 October 2013 – Croatian Prva HNL: HNK Hajduk v RNK Split

The ultras group of HNK Hajduk Torcida sang homophobic and racist slurs targeting the opposing fans, the Split team and the Croatian Football Federation.

06 October 2013 – Maltese BOV Premier League: Valetta v Sliema

Sliema’s Nigerian born striker Stanley Ohawuchi was racially abused by Valleta’s midfielder Roderick Briffa.

The referee ordered Briffa to stop the abuse, but did not book him with a card.

06 October 2013 – Slovenian PrvaLiga : NK Maribor v Olimpija Ljubljana

Nazi salutes and monkey chants from a group of Ljubljana fans. A banner with a homophobic message was displayed at the end of the match by the same group.

11 October 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Croatia v Belgium

Croatian supporters made far-right salutes which were used during World War II by the fascist Ustaše movement.

Details of the incident passed to FIFA for action.

11 October 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Greece v Slovakia

The Greek group Brigade Hellas displayed a banner featuring a Triskele, which resembles a three armed Swastika and is used by the far-right.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

15 October 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Bulgaria v Czech Republic

Display of far-right material by Bulgarian supporters.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

15 October 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: England v Poland

Display of a far-right banner by a group of Polish fans.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

15 October 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Romania v Estonia

Display of banner in support of the neo- Nazi Golden Dawn, a Greek political party, by Romanian supporters.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

15 October 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Scotland v Croatia

Reports of homophobic, racist and nationalist chants from Croatian fans.

23 October 2013 – UEFA Champions League: CSKA Moscow v Manchester City

Monkey chants targeting the Manchester City player Yaya Touré made by CSKA fans were reported by the player.

A group of fans the Muscovite team also display a banner in support of the neo-Nazi Greek political party Golden Dawn.

UEFA ordered CSKA Moscow to play the next UEFA competition home match with a partial stadium closure.

24 October 2013 – UEFA Europa League: Eintracht Frankfurt v Maccabi Tel Aviv

Fans of Maccabi Tel Aviv sang racist and Islamophobic chants targeting the Hapoel Tel Aviv Arab-Israeli player Salim Tuama.

24 October 2013 – UEFA Europa League: PAOK v Maccabi Haifa

An anti-Semitic banner displayed by supporters of the Greek club.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

25 October 2013 – Spanish La Liga BBVA: Elche v Granada

During the Spanish First League match, Elche fans racially abused the Granada Cameroonian player Allan-Roméo Nyom.

An announcement was made through the stadium’s tannoy system demanding supporters to stop the discriminatory behaviour.

27 October 2013 – Costa Rican Primera División: Cartaginés v Herediano

Racist chants from Cartaginés supporters targeted the Herediano defender Waylon Francis.

The referee called a halt to the game and an announcement was made over the stadium’s tannoy system asking supporters to stop. The game proceeded minutes after. The club have been fined €740 for fans racist behaviour.

27 October – Polish Ekstraklasa: KS Lech Poznan v Legia Warsaw

Two openly homophobic banners were displayed by fans of the home team.

30 October 2013 – Russian National Football League: Shinnik Yaroslavl v Spartak Moscow

Supporters of the visiting team Spartak Moscow displayed far-right material including a flag of Nazi Germany with a Swastika and also an SS Division Totenkopf skull and White Power symbols.

The Muscovite club have been fined €13,730 by the Russian Football Union and ordered to play two home matches behind closed doors.

Mid-October – Rybnik, Poland

Racist graffitti was painted on the fence of ROW Rybnik’s stadium directed at the club striker Idrissa Cissé, who is Senegalese descendent.

“No to the n****r. ROW Rybnik is a white team” read the graffiti.