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Racism in Football: No thing of the past Fans at the heart of anti-racism 8th FARE Action Week
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17 – 30 October 2007 GET INVOLVED!
Photo: Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation
Last year the Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation in Hun-
gary held an anti-discrimination day at Ferencvaros TC, a club which
historically has had a strong far right following.
➤ The FARE Action Week unites now become the largest series ticipating professional leagues year many more fan groups are
➤ The European football reported from Austria, France, supporters, clubs and those tar- of anti-racism activities in sport has increased to 14. Also the organising themselves to challen-
season of 2007-2008 has bare- Germany, Lithuania, Montene- geted by racism across the conti- ever staged. Last season‘s Action symbolic activities organised by ge racism and the far-right this.
ly started, but we have already gro, the Russian Federation, nent in a concerted effort to make Week saw a record number of national FAs and individual clubs FARE‘s long-term focus on
witnessed a series of serious Scotland, Serbia and Slovakia. discrimination a thing of the past. more than 700 events in 37 coun- are reaching out to more people the situation in Eastern and Cen-
of racist, xenophobic and fa Above all the exclusion of eth- The Action Week of the Football tries in and around football grounds each year. The FARE network tral Europe has led to an increa-
right incidences. nic minorities and migrants is ➤ Active fans play a crucial role at the Mondiali Antirazzisti and Against Racism in Europe (FARE) all over Europe. In Germany alone, offers financial support for a range sing numbers of applications in
In Italy, notorious Lazio fans still a reality in football. in the fight against racism and similar tournaments or mee- network aims to boost public awa- 750,000 cards with the slogan of grass-roots activities to address the Balkans, the former Soviet
racially abused and attacked One might wonder whe- discrimination in football. It was tings all over the continent – to reness of the problems of racism “Show Racism the Red Card” local problems in football clubs at republics and the new EU mem-
Senegal‘s international Dame ther the frequent reports have they who stood up first when share experiences and develop and exclusion and to create a uni- were distributed to fans. the community level. Some 190 bers such as Poland, Hungary or
N’Doye during a friendly with increased because of the rising neo-nazis tried to infiltrate the ideas for a joint strategy against ted front in dealing with this malign Europe‘s top stars are lending groups including fan clubs, ethnic Romania.
Panathinaikos. Newcastle Uni- tide of support for the far right stands and to spoil the fun for racism. influence on Europe‘s number one support to the campaign. All 32 minority organisations, football Join the FARE Action Week
ted supporters directed Isla- or because of the greater everybody else. It is still them FARE supports any active fan sport. The 8th edition of the pan- teams of the UEFA Champions clubs and a variety of NGOs from and report us your activities
mophobic chants at Middles- understanding of the problem who are often the only ones group that wants to organise European Action Week will run League participated in the “Unite all over Europe submitted crea- to us. For further details on
brough forward and Egyptian by the media, fans and football who fight against narrow-minded actions in their club or in their from 17 to 30 October 2007 and Against Racism” campaign, rea- tive proposals. With the backing the FARE Action Week and
star Mido. In Hungary, former governing bodies. The latest people, who think racist abuse country against racism. This is see action in at least 38 European ching more than 600,000 fans of UEFA the FARE network has the list of activities please see
national coach Kalman Meszoly disciplinary measures taken by is a normal part of the fan cultu- especially important for clubs countries. directly at the matches and mil- offered small grants to over 100 www.farenet.org. Information is
remarked during a TV interview UEFA and FIFA – in particular re. There are various nationwi- and/or football associations that What started as a minor cam- lions more via live broadcast on grassroots initiatives and provides available in English, German, Ita-
about African players with Hun- Article 58 of the FIFA Disci- de associations of anti-racist fan still don´t want to get involved paign in nine countries in 2001 has television. The number of par- campaign materials for free. This lian and French.
garian clubs: “They have barely plinary Code – are helping to groups everybody can get invol- in initiatives against racism or in
come down from the trees“. sanction aginst racist abuse in ved with, as for example BAFF in countries where right-wing fans
When Croatia played Bosnia & the game. But in addition, awa- Germany or the RSRA for France are trying to take a leading role
Warm-up for EURO 2008 Gay and Lesbian Fan Clubs
Herzegovina in Sarajevo, Croa- reness-raising and educational and the Benelux countries, as in fan associations, by (ab)using
tian fans formed a human U work at the grassroots is still well as organisations, like Pro- other relevant fan specific topics
symbol representing the fascist much in need. The ever-ex- getto Ultrà in Italy, promoting like the fight against commercia-
Ustase movement responsible panding growing FARE Action and supporting fan-involvement. lisation and repression against
for mass killings of Serbs, Jews Week works for this long-term They, as well as other anti-racist fans as part of their propaganda.
Photo: GEPA pictures
and the Roma during World War perspective of changing hearts fans from various countries, have Divided by the colours of the shirt –
Photo: Hertha Junxx
II. Other incidences have been and minds. met on several occasions – like united against racism!
Contacts | FARE Action Week EURO 2008 host Austria show with Trinidad-Tobago Racism the Red Card
➤ Some eight month before intends to engage fans, local ➤ This season the number of Federation (EGLSF) FARE continu-
For all other UEFA For United Kingdom For Italy For Germany For Spain For Poland & former For France
the kick-off of the UEFA EURO populations and ethnic mino- gay and lesbian football sup- es to raise awareness and be pro-
countries Kick it Out Progetto Ultrà – dem ball is‘ egal, Unione Italiana Sport Per Soviet Republics LICRA Sport – Ligue
FairPlay-vidc Piara Powar UISP Emilia Romagna wer ihn tritt! tutti – UISP Never Again Association Internationale 2008™ in Austria and Switzerland rities through Streetkick tour- porters joining the FARE Action active on the issue. At the EuroGa-
Markus Pinter & Unit 3, 1-4, Christina Street Carlo Balestri Bodo Berg Daniela Conti – Stowarzyszenie Nigdy Contre le Racisme et several EURO qualifying matches naments, supporter gatherings Week is increasing. For the first mes in Antwerp a charter against
Kurt Wachter EC2A 4PA London Via Riva Reno 75/3 Dickampstraße 12 Largo Franchellucci 73, Wiecej l‘Antisémitisme
on 17 October – the first day of and the distribution of fanzines. time a gay and lesbian fan club homophobia in sport was signed
Moellwaldplatz 5/3 UK I-40121 Bologna, Italy D-45879 Gelsenkirchen I-00155 Roma, Italy Rafal Pankowski Carine Bloch
A-1040 Vienna, Austria Phone: +44-20-7684-4884 Phone: +39-051-236634 Phone: +49 209 2 42 14 Phone: +39-06-43984313 PO Box 6, 42, rue de Louvre the Action Week – will highlight Two matchdays will be dedi- from Spain linked to FC Barce- by the Belgian FA. Nevertheless,
Phone: +43 1 713 35 94-93 email@example.com Fax: +39-051-225203 Fax: +49 209 3 86 24 41 Fax: +39-06-43984320 PL-03-700 Warszawa 4, F-75001 Paris, France fight against racism. For instance, cated to the “Unite Against lona will mark the Action Week, the way forward is still a long road.
Fax +43 1 7133594-73 www.kickitout.org firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Poland Phone: +33 1 45 08 08 08
at the match Bosnia-Herzegovina Racism” theme. In associati- whilst in several German stadi- After UEFA had penalised for the
email@example.com www.progettoultra.it www.demballegal.de www.uisp.it Phone: +48-603 64 72 28 Fax: +33 1 45 08 18 18
www.FAREnet.org firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com against Norway players will pre- on with the FSI network FARE ums we will see a range of anti- first time an official for making
www.FairPlay.or.at http://free.ngo.pl/nw/ www.licra.org sent a banner saying “No to is also planning an extensive homophobic activities. homophobic comments, Albania
Racism, stop Nationalism”. fan-hosting programme. Martin The UEFA Unite against Racism coach Otto Baric told a Croatian
FARE Administration Group Building on the success in Kallen, EURO 2008 SA chief conference in Barcelona put the newspaper in September: „I paid
Portugal in 2004, the FARE net- operating officer, said: „With issue of homophobia on the agen- a penalty but my opinion is still the
work is preparing an anti-racism the Unite Against Racism and da of European football for the same. I wouldn‘t have such a man
programme at EURO 2008™. Fan Embassies project we want first time, yet even today there is in my team. Thousands of my col-
The aim is to promote and con- to make sure fans feel welco- not a single openly gay player in leagues share my opinion, but it
vey the positive message of me, while violence and racism any of the professional European was me to whom it slipped out.“
FARE is a partner of the UEFA football fighting discrimination in and emerge neither inside or out- leagues. In partnership with the Find out more on www.eglsf.info
social responsibility portfolio outside the stadiums. FARE side the stadia.“ European Gay and Lesbian Sport or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FARE | Action Week Photo Report 2006 www.FAREnet.org
P Belarus “Next Stop – New Life” organised a ] Greece The “Organisation of Youth & Sports” of P Italy FARE partners “UISP“ and “Progetto Ultrà“ ] Spain “CEPA” organised a youth event called
photo exhibition in the Palace of Arts on the subject
✖ the municipality of Athens organised a tournament organised activities with local groups. “Ass. Pol. “Fewer discrimination”. The highlight was the inter-
of “Sports against Racism” and an ethnic minority for schools with a high percentage of minorities and Assata Shakur – Ancona“ presented a DVD from national conference “Racism in European football”.
tournament. migrants in cooeration with “E-filathlos” (see main their antiracist tournament. “Ultras Ancona” created The big final was an anti-racist campaign at the 2nd
photo on the big poster!). They produced t-shirts a choreography and the “Cinghiali Ultras Casale” league match of Cádiz C.F. (see the photo on the back
U Belgium The “Centre for Equal Opportunities and
against violence and red cards with the motto “red produced t-shirts. “Brigate Rossoblù 1984” made page).
Opposition Towards Racism” organised a two weeks ✖
card on violence” for the kids. an exposition of antiracist banners and distributed
campaign to fight racism and ‘monkey chanting‘ in materials at the stadium. Q Switzerland The “Sports Organisation Africa
Belgian football. A tv-spot was shown during the
U Rep. of Ireland The newly formed “Football Switzerland” played friendly matches against the
football broadcasts and 80,000 posters were printed. ✖
Intercultural Advisory Group” promoted a fortnight of Q Portugal The Players‘ Union “SJPF” organised a Geneva police, the Red Cross and UN workers.
action all over the country. nation-wide campaign. Players, coaches, referees “Gemeinsam gegen Rassismus”, a fan club from
S Bulgaria The “Youth Centre Haskovo” organised a and ball-pickers wore t-shirts and caps, banners Young Boys Bern, produced a 50 meter banner and an
seminar, distributed flyers and information materials and ✖
“racismo não” were presented, also including a anti-racism spot was shown on the video screen of
organised a youth football tournament for mixed teams. radio contest and a media campaign. the new ‘Stade de Suisse’.
U Macedonia The “MCCD” organised a joint press
✖ conference with the Macedonian FA and the other
FARE groups in Macedonia. The “National Roma
Centrum”, “YMCA Macedonia”, the “Organisation of
Women of Sv. Nikole”, the “Council for Prevention of
Juvenile Delinquency” and “MKD Prokultura” orga-
nised football tournament for youths and teams from
Roma, Albanian and Macedonian communities. The
“Youth Forum Bitola” produce and distribute t-shirts
that were worn by the players from FC Pelister and
Roma children who accompanied before kick-off.
U Croatia “Step Ahead” organised a press confe- Q France Eight Members of the “Réseau Supporter R Romania The “Pedagogic Lyzeum Sabin Dragoi” V Slovenia “Sportikus” organised anti-racism days
rence and presented a series of educational video de Resistance Antiraciste”(RSRA) network including organised a football tournament for mixed teams of at all matches in the first league in cooperation
and information materials. In co-operation with FARE Sochaux, Rennes, Metz, Valence, Clermont, Bor- youths, parents, teachers, followed by a literary com- with the Slovenian FA. The football clubs “NK Carda
partner Kick it Out they organised a friendly match deaux, Cannes, Liège (Bel), Lausanne (Sui) displayed petition and a drawing exhibition. The anti-discrimi- Martjanci” and “KMN Zvezda Krsko” joined and pro-
between Croatia and England supporters before their banners “Love Football Hate Racism“. The “Ultras nation organisation “CNCD” organised anti-racism duced posters and t-shirts. “NK Vanca Vas” hosted
EURO 2008 qualifier match in Zagreb. Marseille” presented a banner “Fight Fascism – activities at several first league matches where the a tournament for Roma teams from Slovenia, Croatia
Fight Racism”. Additionally, FARE partner “LICRA” players and the referees wore t-shirts and banners and Hungary.
S Czech Republic The “Fanproject Liberec” created coordinated several events in France during the saying “Uniti impotriva Discriminarii”.
together with the fans an anti-racist choreography. Action Week when departments of the organisation Q Serbia “FARE Serbia” organised a football
The “Bohemians Prague Ultras” produced big ban- in various cities held tournaments, meetings and S Russia The youth group “ETHnICS” organised a tournament and anti-racism workshops for youth
ners with the slogans “United Colours of Bohemka” conferences. friendly football match between the mixed teams teams from clubs and schools involving ethnic
and “Bohemka Against Racism” that the team of foreign and Russian students under the motto minorities and anti-racism activities at several first
spquad presented before kick-off. “Football for Tolerance!". league matches including the UEFA Cup tie Partizan
Belgrade – AS Livorno.
P Israel For the first time a FARE Action Week T Great Britain FARE partner “Kick It Out”
event took place in Israel. The “New Israel Fund” coordinated hundreds of activities, especially
organised an anti-racism day at a first league match, all 92 professional clubs stood united, including
children wore t-shirts and a banner saying “Let‘s FARE partner “FURD” at Sheffield United. SRTRC
Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football”. organised a range of events in schools and clubs.
SRTRC Scotland involved all 42 professional clubs,
U Netherlands “PSV Eindhoven” held an anti-racism every school received a copy of the new video and
day at the home match against Sparta Rotterdam. education pack.
The players from both teams and the referees
presented a big banner with the text “Unite against S UEFA Champions League All 32 teams kicked-off
racism”. the 7th Action Week with activities including the
captains wearing Unite Against Racism armbands
and player-escort children wearing t-shirts.
P Germany FARE partner “Dem Ball egal“ organised
an anti-racist weekend in cooperation with DFB und
the German Football League at all 36 matches of the
top three leagues. Female fan clubs from Borussia
Dortmund and VfL Bochum stood against racism.
Activities against sexism were organised from the
women teams from Türkiyemspor Berlin and Hanno-
ver 96. The “Fanladen St. Pauli“ organised an action
day in cooperation with the club and the “Ultras
Sankt Pauli“ where they presented the children
project “football of the cultures“.
R Denmark The fan club “Rude Lions” from FC ] Photocredits of Selected Selected Activities 2006 Q Poland FARE partner “Never Again Association” R Austria In c-ooperation with FARE partner “Fair-
Copenhagen dropped down two big banners from (for full list 2007 see www.farenet.org) coordinated the activities. Football tournaments and Play-vidc” the “Bundesliga” and its 22 clubs showed
their tribune. The fan club “Bröndby Fans Mod Racis- Next Stop, Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition Towards matches with migrant communities were organised racism the red card and an anti-racist video spot was
Racism, Youth Center Haskovo, UMKI, Fanproject Liberec, Jacob
me” distributed leaflets and anti-racism stickers. Bentzen/www.freelanceren.eu, Liikkukaa!org, RSRA, Fanprojekt by “Fundacja dla Wolnosci”, “Stow. Aktywnosci screened in the stadiums. In the amateur leagues
Dortmund, FAI, NIF, PSV, Cinghiali Casale, SJPF, Youth Forum Bitola, Spoleczney Mlyn”, “Fundacja MaMa”, “SC Warta activities were organised by “FreundInnen der
P Finland “Liikkukaa!org” organised a “Respect”- Fundacja MaMa, CNCD, ETHnICS, FARE Serbia, Sportikus/Institute Sieradz”, “SC Twierdza” and “Fundacja Kobiet”. Friedhofstribüne”, the women clubs “ASK Erlaa” and
game between Brazilian football players and for Fair Play, Gemeinsam gegen Rassismus, UEFA / Empics, Arsenal
Seminars were held by “Union of the Unemployed” “MFFV 23”, “BW Fans gegen Rassismus”, “NAFA”,
FC, GEPA pictures
migrants. “Atlantis FC” and the migrant club and “Stow. Lepszy Swiat”. “Stow. GTW”, “Gimnaz- „FC Sans Papiers“, “ASV Roter Stern Innsbruck”,
“Mondial Stars” played friendlies between migrants jum Zywiec” and “Stow. Inicjatyw Spolecznych “Prater SV”, “Vienna Türkgücü”, “RS Wolfersberg”.
and Finnish youths and referees. “FIMU”, a Finnish Kulturalny Poznan” conducted educational activities. “FC Wacker Innsbruck” and the fan club “Verrückte
multicultural sports organisation, organised a futsal The “Campaign Against Homophobia” organised the Köpfe ‘91” organised a closing event for a Burkina
tournament under motto “Football for Tolerance, “Rainbow Cup”, a table football tournament. Faso CD charity project.
against Racism and Violence”.