Incidents list reported to Fare during December 201710 January 2018

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during December 2017. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.

All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eyewitness or media accounts. A Fare observer scheme is also currently at place at UEFA club competitions to monitor discriminatory behaviour.

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.

6 December 2017 – UEFA Youth League: Liverpool v Spartak Moscow

A Spartak Moscow player racially abused Liverpool player Rhian Brewster.

13 December 2017 – Ecuadorian Primera A: Emelec v Delfín

A group of Emelec fans racially abused Delfín player Roberto Ordóñez.

16 December 2017 – Manchester City

Raheem Sterling was attacked and racially abused outside Manchester City’s training ground during preparation for their match against Tottenham Hotspur.

17 December 2017 – Dutch Eredivisie: AZ v Ajax

AZ fans sang anti-Semitic chants during the match directed at Ajax fans.

20 December 2017 – Voetbal Inside

Rene van der Gijp co-host in Dutch football TV show made homophobic comments during a Voetbal Inside programme. Dutch politician calls for a boycott from advertisers in response to the comments.

26 December 2017 – English Conference Premier League: Eastleigh FC v Torquay United

Torquay United fans made monkey noises during the match.

26 December 2017 – English Championship: Millwall v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Home fans racially abused players and staff from Wolverhampton.

27 December 2017 – Belgian First Division: Kortrijk v Standard Liege

Standard Liege player Uche Agbo was racially abused by Kortijk fans.

Social Media

Instagram/ Twitter: Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann caused outrage after posting a photograph of himself blackface as part of a fancy dress costume.


FIFA: Croatia FA

Croatia have been sanctioned CHF 30,000 and received a warning for their fan’s discriminatory chants during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Croatia v Greece on 9 November 2017.

Brighton Magistrates Court: Crystal Palace fan

A Crystal Palace fan has received a three-year ban for homophobia directed at Brighton and Hove Albion supporters.