List of incidents reported to Fare during October 201812 November 2018

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during October 2018. 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.

04 October 2018 – UEFA Europa League: Eintracht Frankfurt v S.S. Lazio

A Lazio fan was arrested by police after performing a Nazi salute before the match started.

04 October – UEFA Europa League: RSC Anderlecht v Dynamo Zagreb

A Dynamo Zagreb fan displayed a far-right flag with the fascist group Ustaša’ssymbol several times during the match.

A report was sent to UEFA for action.

11 October – UEFA Nations League: Montenegro v Serbia

A large group of Serbia fans chanted the name of war criminal Rakto Mladic during the match.

14 October 2018 – PAOK FC’s Leo Matos

PAOK player Leo Matos made a sexist comment during an interview where he referred to male footballers playing “like girls”.

14 October – UEFA Nations League: Romania v Serbia

Several hundred Romania fans sang a racist song before kick-off about Hungarian people with another fan also displayed a far-right flag during the match.

A report was sent to UEFA for action.

16 October 2018 – UEFA Nations League: Republic of Ireland v Wales

A group of Wales fans sang a racist song before the UEFA Nations League match against the Republic of Ireland.

19 October 2018 – VI Campeonato Nacional de Selecciones de Exjugadores de Fútbol: La Paz v Tarija

The match was abandoned after 25 minutes when La Paz player Ivan Castillo was racially abused by a Tarija player during an incident that took place in the first half.

20 October 2018 – Bellsport Cup: FASE Szczecin v Olympique Marseille

A FASE Szczecin player directed monkey gestures towards the Olympique Marseille youth goalkeeper after the match.

21 October 2018 – Austrian Bundesliga: FK Austria Wien v SK Sturm Graz

A large group of Austria Wien fans directed homophobic chants towards SK Sturm Graz during the match.

23 October – UEFA Champions League: AEK Athens v FC Bayern Munich

A group of AEK Athens fans displayed a Hezbollah flag during the match. The action is being viewed as anti-Semitic as Hezbollah have been responsible for attacks on Jewish people in the past.

23 October 2018 – English Football League One: Luton Town v Accrington Stanley

A group of Luton fans directed monkey chants towards Accrington player Michael Ihiekwe during the match.

24 October 2018 – Östersunds FK: Leif Widegren

Östersunds FK’s Leif Widegren made a sexist comment towards a female employee who was working at a dinner hosted by the club.

25 October 2018 – UEFA Europa League: Olympique Marseilles v S.S Lazio

A group of Lazio supporters performed a Nazi salute several times during the match.

A report was sent to UEFA for action.

29 October 2018 – Romanian Liga I: Concordia v Dinamo Bucharest

Dinamo Bucharest player Armando Cooper was racially abused by a group of his own fans during the match.

Social Media

Instagram: Wilfred Zaha

Crystal Palace player Wilfred Zaha received death threats and racist abuse by fans online after the two clubs drew at Selhurst Park on the 28thOctober.

Twitter: FC Bayern Munich’s Rafinha

FC Bayern Munich’s Rafinha has apologised after a photograph on the club’s Twitter account revealed the player dressed in Arab clothing holding a bomb for Halloween.

Sanctions

Giudice Sportivo: Juventus FC

Juventus FC will player their next home match on the 20 October behind closed doors and were fined €10,000 in response to the racist behaviour of fans during the Napoli match played on the 29 September 2018.

UEFA: FC Spartak Trnava

FC Spartak Trnava will play their next UEFA competition match at home behind closed doors and were fined €60,000 after the racist incident that took place during the UEFA Europa League match against Anderlecht on the 20 September 2018.

UEFA: Romanian Football Federation

The Romanian Football Federation will play their next UEFA competition home match behind closed doors and were fined €50,000 in response to the racist behaviour of supporting during the UEFA Nations League match played on the 14 October 2018.