Danish survey finds racism01 December 2004

The Danish television station TV3, who own the rights to broadcast all Danish top football, have commissioned a survey on racism in Danish football.

The results show that there are 23 black players, who play on a regularly basis in the top Danish league. Out of them 22 engaged to participate in the survey. The survey shows that over half of these black players (54%) have experienced racist chanting in their time in Danish football. Over a third (36%) have witnessed racist chanting during this season.

These results add further proof to the claim that racism does indeed exist in Danish football. Some Danish clubs and authorities are reluctant to admit that there is a problem. Local campaigners are pressuring the Danish FA to fully endorse UEFA’s 10-point plan of action on racism.

View the survey in Danish here: