Incidents list reported to Fare during March 2015

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

01 March 2015 – English Capital One Cup: Chelsea FC v Tottenham Hotspur FC

After Capital One Cup final match, four alleged Chelsea supporters were evicted from a Euston to Manchester train following claims that they were making racist chants.

01 March 2015 – Peruvian Inca tournament: Juan Aurich v Cienciano

Juan Aurich Panama forward Luis Tejada was subjected to racist abuse from a group of Cienciano fans.

06 March 2015 – English Premier League: Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United v Chelsea FC

Reports revealed that fans of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United were recorded hurling sexist abuse at Chelsea first team doctor Eva Carneiro at matches of the English Premier League.

07 March 2015 - English West Midlands Christian League: Pye Green Towers FC v Selly Oak Methodists

Members of Pye Green Towers FC have allegedly chanted racist songs against the match referee in the changing room before the kick-off.

15 March 2015 - Russian Premier League: Torpedo Moscow v Zenit St. Petersburg

Zenit St. Petersburg Brazilian striker Hulk was subjected to racist abuse directed by a group of fans Torpedo.

15 March 2015 - Brazilian Gaúcho Championship: Internacional v Grêmio Esportivo Brasil

Internacional forward Victor dos Santos, known as Vitinho, was allegedly racially abused by fans during the warm-up.

16 March 2015 - English FA Cup: Reading FC v Bradford City

Reading FC winger Garath McCleary was the victim of racist abuse from a Bradford fan when taking a corner kick.

The fan was consequently ejected from the stadium.

19 March 2015 - UEFA Europa League: Dynamo Kyiv v Everton

A group of Dynamo Kyiv fans displayed several banners and scarves featuring far-right symbols.

A report was sent to UEFA for action.

22 March 2015 - Italian Serie A: Verona v Lazio

Territorial discriminatory chants were sung by a group of Lazio supporters.

22 March 2015 - Turkish Super League: Fenerbahce v Besiktas

Fenerbahce Nigerian Emmanuel Emenike abandoned the field after he was allegedly subjected to racist abuse from the club’s fans.

23 March 2015 - Italy: Roberto Mancini

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini made discriminatory remarks suggesting that players born outside Italy should not represent the Italian national team.

27 March 2015 - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers: Montenegro v Russia

A group of Montenegro supporters chanted anti-Roma songs, while a number of Russia fans chanted xenophobic slogans.

A report was sent to UEFA for action.

27 March 2015 - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers: Spain v Ukraine

A group of Ukraine supporters displayed a banner featuring far-right symbols.

A report was sent to UEFA for action.

28 March 2015 - Brazilian Tocantinense regional championship: Guaraí v Interporto

Interporto player Alberto Conceição was racially abused by group of Guaraí fans.

28 March 2015 - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers: Bulgaria v Italy

A group of Bulgaria supporters displayed a far-right flag.

A report was sent to UEFA for action.

28 March 2015 - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers: Croatia v Norway

A group of Croatia national team fans chanted far-right and homophobic chants.

A report was sent to UEFA for action.

29 March 2015 - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers: Romania v Faroe Islands

A group of Romania fans chanted xenophobic chants and displayed an homophobic banner.

A report was sent to UEFA for action.

31 March 2015 - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers: Israel v Belgium

Arab-Israeli striker Moanes Dabour and Israeli-Bedouin Taleb Tawatha were allegedly subjected to racist abuse from a security guard and a group of fans at the stadium.

31 March 2015 - FIFA Friendly: Austria v Bosnia & Herzegovina

Before the match, in the city centre of Vienna, a group of Bosnian supporters chanted anti-Semitic songs.

Social media

07 March 2015 - Italian Serie A: AC Milan v Verona

During the match between the two Serie A sides, the Italian Lega Nord party federal secretary Matteo Salvini posted anti-migrant comments on his Facebook page targeting AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari.

11 March 2015 - Twitter: Danny Welbeck

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck was racially abused on Twitter.

23 March 2015 - AFC U-23 2016 Championship Qualifiers: Myanmar v Taiwan

During the match a Freedom Sports female broadcaster directed several racist comments towards the Myanmar team.


Dutch FA: Facebook comments

Three people, who racially abused a group of the Dutch national team players in a selfie posted by Leroy Fer 15 November 2014, have been sanctioned by the Prosecutor’s Office with a €360 fine.

Italian FA: Lazio

The Italian FA have imposed a €15,000 fine to Lazio for the territorial discriminatory nature of their supporter’s chants at the Serie A match against Verona on 22 March 2015.

Peruvian FA: Cienciano

The Peruvian FA have imposed a €11,580 fine to Cienciano and ordered the club to play one match behind closed doors for fans’ racism against Juan Aurich player Luis Tejada at a match on 1 March 2015.

Russian FA: Torpedo

The Russian FA have imposed a €5,275 fine to Torpedo and a two match ban for fans’ racism against Zenit Brazilian player Hulk during a Russian Premier League match on 15 March 2015.

Twitter: Danny Welbeck

A 15-year-old male was arrested on the evening of 12 March on suspicion of racially abusing Arsenal player Danny Welbeck on 11 March. The teenager was subsequently released on police bail until 13 April.

UEFA: Dynamo Kyiv

UEFA have ordered the partial closure of the NSK Olimpiyskyi stadium during the next UEFA competition match in which FC Dynamo Kyiv play as the host club, and in particular, Blocks 43 and 45 of the stadium, for fans' racism.

This decision consequently applies to the first leg of the quarter-final against ACF Fiorentina on 16 April 2015.

The incident took the place on at the UEFA Europa League match between Dynamo Kyiv and Everton on 19 March 2015.

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