Incidents of racism and fascism in European football

A banner on display of the SS Galicia Division of the Nazi German army during the Sept. 6, 2013 World Cup qualifier between Ukraine and San Marino in Lviv | Mark Rachkevych, Kiev Post

Incidents reported to Fare during October 2014

(21 November 2014)  – The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during October 2014. 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.

02 October 2014 – UEFA Europa League: FC Dinamo Moskva v PSV Eindhoven

A group of FC Dinamo Moskva fans performed Nazi gestures.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

03 October 2014 – Romania Liga I: Rapid Bucharest v Concordia Chiajna

 A group of Rapid Bucharest fans racially abused Concordia Chiajna Brazilian striker Wellington Carlos.

05 October 2014 – English Tameside League under-16: Maccabi Manchester Under-16 v Curzon Ashton

A group of Curzon Ashton fans and players directed Anti-Semitic abuse at Manchester Maccabi players.

07 October 2014 – English Conference Premier: Bristol Rovers v Dartford

Dartford goalkeeper Jason Bown was racially abused by a group of Bristol Rovers fans.

07 October 2014 – UEFA sanction: FIGC President

UEFA have banned FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio for racism.

For a period of six months, Tavecchio will be ineligible for any position as a UEFA Official; will not participate in the next UEFA Congress scheduled for 24 March 2015; and will have to organise a special event in Italy aimed at increasing awareness and compliance with the principles of the UEFA Resolution entitled European Football United Against Racism.

10 October 2014 – UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier: Bulgaria v Croatia

A group of Bulgaria supporters displayed banners featuring far-right symbols and slogans and sang discriminatory chants.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

11 October 2014 – Peru: Harold Forsyth

Peru’s ambassador to the United States Harold Forsyth racially abused César Vallejo Panama striker Luis Tejada on Twitter.

11 October 2014 – UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier: Romania v Hungary

Groups of Romania and Hungary fans chanted discriminatory songs.

UEFA have ordered a one match partial stadium closure to both Romanian (FRF) and Hungarian (MLSZ) FAs.

The FRF have also been fined €32,000 and the MLSZ €30,000.

12 October 2014 – UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier: Ukraine vMacedonia

A group of Ukraine supporters displayed far-right symbols.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

UEFA have ordered the partial closure of the stadium during Ukraine’s next match as a host association and fined the Football Federation of Ukraine €58,000.

13 October 2014 – UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier: Croatia v Azerbaijan

A group of Croatia fans sang far-right and homophobic chants.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

14 October 2014 – UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier: Finland v Romania

A group of Romania fans displayed a banner featuring far-right symbols.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

14 October 2014 – UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier: Serbia v Albania

A group of Serbia supporters chanted discriminatory and xenophobic songs.

An Albanian nationalist banner was displayed.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

19 October 2014 – German Regionalliga Südwest (IV): Kickers Offenbach v Waldhof Mannheim

A number of Waldhof fans sang anti-Semitic and anti-Roma chants.

19 October 2014 – Italian Serie A: Hellas Verona v AC Milan

AC Milan Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari was subjected to racist abuse by a group of Verona fans.

The Italian FA (FIGC) have ordered Verona a partial stadium closure and a €50,000 fine.

19 October 2014 – Italian Serie A: Inter Milan v Napoli

A group of Inter Milan fans directed territorial discriminatory chants to the referee and Napoli supporters.

The Italian FA (FIGC) have imposed a €30,000 fine to Inter Milan.

22 October 2014 – UEFA Europa League: Metalist Kharkiv v Legia Warszawa

A group of Metalist Kharkiv displayed a far-right banner and a number of Legia Warszawa supporters unfolded a nationalist banner, displayed far-right symbols and chanted xenophobic songs.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

22 October 2014 – UEFA Champions League: BATE Borisov v FC Shakhtar Donetsk

FC Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano was racially abused by a group of BATE Borisov fans.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

UEFA have ordered a partial stadium closure of BATE Borisov stadium for the next home game played in UEFA competitions.

23 October 2014 – UEFA Europa League: ŠK Slovan Bratislava v AC Sparta Praha

A group of ŠK Slovan Bratislava supporters chanted homophobic slogans while performing a choreography with pink balloons.

A number of AC Sparta Praha fans chanted a xenophobic songs.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

23 October 2014 – UEFA Europa League: Lille OSC v Everton

Lack of required stadium facilities for disabled people.

25 October 2014 – Peruvian Torneo Clausura: Sporting Cristal v César Vallejo

César Vallejo striker Luis Tejada was racially abused by a number of the fans in the Eastern tribune of Alberto Gallardo stadium.

The Peruvian FA (FPF) have ordered Sporting Cristal a one match partial closure and imposed a €2,077 fine.

25 October 2014 – Spanish La Liga BBVAReal Madrid v FC Barcelona

A group of Real Madrid supporters chanted discriminatory words, abusive to disabled people, to FC Barcelona Lionel Messi and his teammates.

26 October 2014 – FIGC: Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero

The Italian FA (FIGC) opened disciplinary proceedings against Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero over racist remark.

26 October 2014 – Malawian TNM Super League: Kamuzu Barracks v Big Bullets

Big Bullets coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan was subjected to xenophobic abused by a group of Kamuzu fans.

27 October 2014 – Russian Premier League: Kuban v Torpedo

Kuban Liberian half-back Sekou Oliseh and fellow black teammates were reportedly subjected to racial abuse by a group of Torpedo fans.

27 October 2014 – Ukrainian Cup: FC Shakhtar Donetsk v Poltava

FC Shakhtar Donetsk Brazilian player Alex Teixeira was racially abused by a spectator.

29 October 2014 – The FA sanction: Northumberland County FA vice president John Cummings

The FA have banned Northumberland County FA vice president John Cummings for four months over sexist comments.

29 October 2014 – The FA sanction: Rio Ferdinand

The FA have banned Queen Park Rangers FC centre-back Rio Ferdinand for three matches over a sexist tweet.

The player was also fined €31,267 and ordered to attend a special education programme.

29 October 2014 – SFA sanction: Aleksandar Tonev

Scottish FA have banned Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev for seven matches over a racist incident in September.

The player has been found guilty of racially abusing Aberdeen defender Shay Logan.

31 October 2014 – Russian Premier League: FC Rostov

FC Rostov Igor Gamula made racist comments regarding the team’s black players.


Incidents reported to FARE during September 2013

10 October 2013

The following list of incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia has been reported to Fare during August 2013. 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. 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 level incidents through info@farenet.org.

02 September 2013 – Croatia: HNK Rijeka v NK Lokomotiva

The ultras group of HNK Rijeka Armada sang homophobic slurs targeting the Croatian Football Federation.

06 September 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Germany v Austria

Homophobic chants targeting the German Football Association were sung by a large number of Austrian fans.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

06 September 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Poland v Montenegro

Display of far-right banner from Montenegro supporters.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

06 September 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Romania v Hungary

Far-right chants from Romanian supporters and racist t-shirts being worn by Hungarian fans were reported.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

06 September 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Serbia v Croatia

The match was marked by far-right and racist incidents. Several far-right materials were displayed; nationalist and racist chants targeted the Albanian and Croatian people and the Croatian international of Brazilian origin Eduardo Da Silva.

Two announcements were made over the stadium’s tannoy system demanding supporters to stop the discriminatory behaviour which were met with booing and disapproval.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

06 September 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Ukraine v San Marino

Nazi salutes and racist monkey noises targeting Edmar, the Ukrainian international of Brazilian origin, were made by a group of Ukrainian fans. Neo-nazi banners were on display.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action. FIFA ordered the Ukrainian National team to play their next match in the preliminary competition for the 2014 FIFA World Cup behind closed doors and banned the team from playing in the Arena Lviv stadium for the whole duration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Ukrainian Federation was also fined € 36,692. The sanction was suspended pending an appeal hearing.

06 September 2013 – Hungary: Budapest Honvéd FC

Budapest Honvéd FC have been ordered to play their next home game behind closed doors and were fined €50,000 for fans’ racism.

UEFA also decided to enforce a suspended sanction against Honvéd from August 2008, which related to a previous incident. The sanction is to play one UEFA competition match behind closed doors.

The sanction relates to incidents reported during the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, first and second legs played against FK Vojvodina (18/07/13 and 25/07/13).

06 September 2013 – Poland: KKS Lech Poznań

KKS Lech Poznań have been sanctioned for fans’ racist behaviour with a stadium partial closure during the next UEFA competition match the club hosts and have been fined €5,000.

The sanction relates to incidents of racism reported during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, second leg played against VMFD Žalgiris (08/08/13).

06 September 2013 – Poland: GKS Piast Gliwice

GKS Piast Gliwice have been sanctioned for fans racism with a stadium partial closure during the next UEFA competition home match and fined €5,000.

The sanction relates to incidents reported during the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, second leg played against Qarabağ FK (25/07/13).

10 September 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: Romania v Turkey

Display of far-right material by Romanian supporters.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

10 September 2013 – FIFA World Cup qualifier: FYR Macedonia v Scotland

Racist booing targeted at the Scottish striker Anya.

Details of the incident were passed to FIFA for action.

14 September 2013 – England: Sleaford Town v Huntingdon FC

Huntingdon FC released a statement reporting that the club’s players Medwynter and Jamie Graham were targeted with racist comments by Sleaford fans.

14 September 2013 – Germany: Eintracht Frankfurt II v Kickers Offenbach

During the Regionalliga Südwest,fourth league of German football,fans of Offenbach fans sung anti-Semitic and far-right chants.

14 September 2013 – Italy: Inter Milan v Juventus

Inter Milan fans racially abused the Juventus players Paul Pogba and Kwadwo Asamoah.

The Italian FA sanctioned the club with closure of the Curva Nord for the next home match.

15 September 2013 – Ukraine: Metalist Kharkiv v Dynamo Kyiv

During the match between the two teams fans of Metalist Kharkiv displayed a banner with neo-Nazi code ’88′ styled as bombs falling on the mosque.

14 September 2013 – Russia: Zenit St. Petersbourg v Terek Groznyi

Zenit supporters burned a Chechnya flag.

The perpetrator was charged with breaching the fire safety regulations and fined €20.

19 September 2013 – UEFA Europa League: GNK Dinamo Zagreb v Chornomorets Odesa

Supporters of GNK Dinamo chanted racist slurs.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

19 September 2013 – UEFA Europa League: SS Lazio v Legia Warszawa

Display of a racist banner by Legia supporters. SS Lazio supporters performed racist chants against the Slavic people.

Details of the incident were passed to UEFA for action.

SS Lazio have been ordered to play their next home match in UEFA competition behind closed doors and received a €40,000 fine.

22 September 2013 – Iceland: Keflavík v ÍBV

A Keflavík supporter challenged the referee’s decision of not showing a red card to ÍBV player Mawejje by shouting “reka negrann útaf” which is a racial insult.

24 September 2013 – Portugal: SL Benfica v FC Porto (20 April 2011)

FC Porto have made an official complaint to the Portuguese Football Federation and UEFA denouncing racist comments that Nuno Lobo, current President of the Lisbon’s Football Association, made on his Facebook timeline targeting the former Porto player Hulk.

The comments were allegedly made in 2011 during the match between the two teams.

25 September 2013 – Croatia: GNK Dinamo Zagreb

GNK Dinamo Zagreb have been ordered to play two home UEFA competition matches behind closed doors, with half of the suspension (one game) deferred for a probationary period of five years and have been fined €70,250 for fans racist behaviour.

The sanction relates to incidents reported during the UEFA Champions League play-off second leg against FK Austria Wien (27/08/13) and third qualifying round first leg played against FC Sheriff (30/07/13).

29 September 2013 – Ukraine: FC Karpaty Lviv v Tavria Simferopol

Fans of FC Karpaty Lviv displayed a banner ”Give back our national team” with portraits of foreign-born Ukraine internationals Edmar and Devich with ‘STOP’ inscriptions.

 

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