List of incidents reported to Fare during May 2019

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during May 2019. 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.

02 May 2019 – UEFA Europa League: Arsenal F.C. v Valencia CF

Several Valencia CF supporters aimed anti-Semitic and racial gestures at Arsenal F.C. supporters in the stadium after their defeat in London.

03 May 2019 – German 2. Bundesliga: Dynamo Dresden v FC St. Pauli

During the game, Dynamo Dresden fans displayed a sexist banner aimed at FC St. Pauli fans.

04 May 2019 – English League One: Bradford City v AFC Wimbledon

During half time, a set of fans directed racial abuse at local residents at Valley Parade. Bradford City and the police have launched an investigation.

04 May 2019 - English Premier League: Newcastle United F.C. v Liverpool F.C.

A Newcastle United supporter racially abused Liverpool F.C. players during the match.

05 May 2019 – Brazilian Serie A: Grêmio v Fluminense FC

Video footage emerged where the Fluminense FC forward, Yony González, is racially abused by a fan after scoring a goal.

12 May 2019 – English Premier League: Crystal Palace F.C. v A.F.C Bournemouth

The Crystal Palace’s club doctor and his family were racially abused ahead of Crystal Palace’s final league game.

19 May 2019 – Swedish First Division: Djurgården IF Fotboll v IF Elfsborg

After Djurgårdens IF was granted a penalty, the Djurgårdens IF forward, Mohamed Buya Turay, was subject to racial abuse both on the pitch as online.

26 May 2019 – Swiss Second Division: Winterthur FC v FC Schaffhausen

A group of FC Schaffhausen supporters displayed sexist banners during the match. An investigation has been launched by FC Winterthur, the Winterthur Municipal Police, the Zurich Cantonal Police and the Schaffhausen Police.


French League de Football Professionnel

Dijon FCO was charged with a point withdrawal due to the racist insults suffered by Prince-Desir Gouano during the Ligue 1 game Dijon FCO v Amiens SC on 12 April 2019

English Premier League

A Newcastle United supporter received a five-year football ban and an indefinite club ban after being convicted of racially abusing Liverpool players during the Newcastle United F.C. v Liverpool F.C. match on 4 May 2019.

Swiss Second Division League

Three FC Schaffhausen supporters received a two-year stadium ban after displaying sexist banners during the second division match between Winterthur FC v FC Schaffhausen on 26 May 2019.

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