“Cadismo contra el racismo” – “Cadism against racism”28 March 2006

A great manifestation against racism and discrimination was hold on the 25th and 26th of march in Cádiz/Spain where a lot of activities against racism in football were realized. The project was part of the european action week against racism of UNITED.

Various banners were prepared during the last weeks in the CEPA colective by football supporters of Cádiz CF. The banners and a “Tifo” against racism and discrimination were shown in stands of the football stadium “Ramón de Carranza”.

Children of different origins entered the football field with a banner (“Cadismo contra el racismo”) before the beginning of the Primera Division match between Cádiz CF and Atlético Madrid. They also weared T-shirts against racism (“STOP RACISMO – fútbol sin fronteras”).

Cádiz C.F. invitated 20 migrants to the match.

Over the whole weekend supporter groups and inhabitants of Cádiz and cádiz province were acting against racism in a small football stadium. The project was called Cadismo contra la discriminación: a football tournament was played by 16 supporter groups, ex-football players and workers of Cádiz C.F.. Games and workshops with children in order to sensitize them for forms of discrimination and to get aknowledge about other cultures and countries had a great success.

An exibition transmitted the international actions and initiatives of football supporters and football associations against racism and discrimination in European football.

A flyer informed informed about our project and the european action week of the UNITED network.

The participants donated money for an local association, which is working with children. The money will be used to go with a child-group to a campingsite in summertime.

In the activities participated CEPA – Andalucía, Cádiz C.F., the supporters federation, the ultra–groups Brigadas Amarillas and Hinchas Carranza, the migrant colective Kalahari, the regional gouvernment Junta de Andalucía and various youth organisations.

The CEPA project “Cadismo contra el racismo” was organised by the “anti-discrimination table”, iniciated in January by CEPA, joined by representatives of Cádiz C.F., the supporters federation, Junta de Andalucía, the supporter groups Brigadas Amarillas and Hinchas Carranza. The aim of the “anti-discrimination table” is to work together in acting against racism and discrimination in Spanish football.