Young Boys Berne to don black shirts against violence and racism29 October 2008

Swiss football club Young Boys Berne (YB) and supporters club Gemeinsam gegen Rassismus [All together against racism] are joining forces to stage a follow-up to the 9th FARE Week of Action.

The Super League game against FC Zurich at the Stade de Suisse in Berne on 2 November has been designated a FARE Day of Action with the motto Gegen Gewalt und Rassismus [All against violence and racism].

The YB players will wear a black shirt bearing this motto and designed especially for the day. Principal sponsor OBI is supporting the action and has agreed to waive its right to advertise on the shirt for the day. After the game the shirts will be auctioned off on, with the proceeds going to Fanarbeit Bern, an organisation that campaigns for a positive fan culture and carries out preventive social work.

Before the game both teams will carry banners onto the field in a clear stand against all forms of violence and racism in football. A giant 'Unite against racism' banner will also be on show inside the stadium.

BSC Young Boys and the supporters club Gemeinsam gegen Rassismus have taken part in FARE's pan-European week of action for the last four years.

The supporters club is a founder member of FARE and has been active in the field of sport for twelve years, serving as YB's principal sponsor in 1996, and came to prominence on opening a special clubhouse for fans.