List of incidents reported to Fare during June 201905 July 2019

Thefollowingincidentsofracism,xenophobia,extremenationalismorhomophobiahavebeenreportedtoFareduring June2019.Thislistisonlylikelytoreflectaproportionoftheincidentsthatoccurred.

All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eyewitness 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.

04 June 2019 – Canadian First Division: Forge FC v Cavalry FC

Forge FC players racially abused Cavalry FC players Jordan Brown and Elijah Adekugbe on the pitch. An investigation was launched.

06 June 2019 – UEFA Nations League: Netherlands v England

Far-right leader Tommy Robinson attended the match and assaulted an England fan outside the stadium.

07 June 2019 – UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifiers: Latvia v Israel

Fare recorded far-right chanting during the match. A report was sent to UEFA for action. The case was closed by UEFA Disciplinary.

07 June 2019 – UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifiers: Czech Republic v Bulgaria

Fare recorded discriminatory xenophobic chanting by Bulgaria supporters. A report was sent to UEFA for action.

UEFA Disciplinary ordered the partial closure of the Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski for the 2020 European Championship Qualifying round match between the Bulgarian national team and England on 14 October 2019, for the racist behaviour of its supporters.

07 June 2019 – UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifiers: Norway v Romania

Romania national team supporters chanted xenophobic chants aimed at Hungarian minority in Romania. A report was sent to UEFA for action.

09 June 2019 – UEFA Nations League: Portugal v Netherlands

Fare recorded a group of England supporters present at the match chanting xenophobic chants in the concourse of the stadium during the game. A report was sent to UEFA for action.

10 June 2019 – UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifiers: Malta v Romania

Romania national team supporters chanted xenophobic chants aimed at Hungarian minorities in Romania. A report was sent to UEFA for action.

10 June 2019 – Beitar Jerusalem

Far-right supporters of Israeli club Beitar Jerusalem targeted their new signing, Ali Mohamed, for having a ‘Muslim-sounding name’, with Islamophobic messages telling him to change his name.

10 June 2019 – UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifiers: Bulgaria v Kosovo

Fare recorded a group of Bulgarian supporters chanting xenophobic chants aimed at Albanians during the match. A report was sent to UEFA for action.

UEFA Disciplinary ordered the partial closure of the Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski stadium for the Bulgarian national team’s 2020 European Championship Qualifying round match against the Czech Republic national team on 17 November 2019 for the racist behaviour of its supporters. The Bulgarian Football Union will close 3,000 seats of Stand B of the Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski stadium, including sector 16.

15 June 2019 – Copa America: Brazil v Bolivia

During the match, supporters of the Brazilian national team aimed homophobic chants at the Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lampe.

16 June 2019 – CONCACAF Gold Cup: Mexico v Cuba

A large group of Mexico supporters repeatedly chanted homophobic chants.

19 June 2019 – CONCACAF Gold Cup: Mexico v Canada

Mexico fans chanted homophobic chants during the game.

24 June 2019 – CONCACAF Gold Cup: Martinique v Mexico

Homophobic chants were sung by Mexico supporters throughout the match.

30 June 2019 – CONCACAF Gold Cup: Mexico v Costa Rica

During the match, Mexico fans chanted homophobic chants at the Costa Rican goalkeeper Leonel Moreira.

Social Media

RMC Sport: Jerome Rothen and Daniel Riolo

On RMC Sport live, former PSG player Jerome Rothen and editorialist Daniel Riolo made misogynistic comments about the woman who filed a rape complaint against Neymar. The duo were suspended from all duties at RMC Sport.

Facebook: Poland Football Association (PZPN)

After Poland’s fourth goal against Israel on 10 June 2019, the Poland Football Association used phrases invoking anti-Semitic language on social media to celebrate victory.

Twitter: Wendie Renard

After Wendie Renard scored an own goal in the match France v Norway on 12 June 2019, she was subjected to racist abuse online.

Twitter: Krépin Diatta

The Senegalese player Krépin Diatta was racially abused on social media after playing in an Africa Cup of Nations match.

Twitter: Samantha Kerr

After a comeback win from Australia over Brazil on 13th June 2019 at the Women’s World Cup 2019, Samantha Kerr received homophobic abuse on Twitter.

Twitter: Scottish National Women’s Team

The Scottish national women’s team received sexist comments over their appearance at the Women’s World Cup 2019.

Sanctions

South American Football Association CONMEBOL: Brazil

Brazil was handed a 15,000 Real fine following the homophobic incidents that took place during the match between Brazil v Bolivia on 15th June 2019.

Egyptian Football Federation: Amr Warda

The Egyptian midfielder, Amr Warda, was expelled from the Egyptian Africa Cup of Nations squad after being accused of sexually harassing several women on social media. He was later re-admitted to the squad.