Dundee FC ban racist fanzine12 May 2004

Dundee Football Club in Scotland has banned supporters’ group Dee 4 Life from selling a fanzine containing racist material in its ground.

The fanzine, containing racist terms and sexual cartoons, has been widely condemned for what one senior church figure described as a “careless” fund-raising initiative.

Dundee FC said that the club “abhors racism in all its forms, and is a committed supporter of the Show Racism the Red Card initiative. The club has no input into this fanzine, and will not permit its sale on its premises. We know our supporters share our very strong views on racism, and will not tolerate it.”

“We have players, members of staff and many fans from ethnic minorities, and we are proud to count them among the Dundee family. Anything that upsets or threatens that simply won’t be tolerated.”

FARE partner, Show Racism the Red Card has been working extensively with Scottish clubs, including Dundee. The public are increasingly standing up against the racists. Recently, Dundee fans singled out two of their own “fans” for allegedly making racist remarks about a visiting player, an incident that the club is investigating seriously.