The FSE Committee decided to make contributions of 1000 euros each to two groups from Germany and Croatia.
2,975 safe standing rail seats have been installed in one corner of Celtic Park and it was packed with fans for a friendly fixture against German side Wolfsburg.
Only all too often, these measures are suggesting that all fans are a problem, they are imposed without sufficient evidence presented and/or without complying with basic judicial principles, such as hearings of the accused or the presumption of innocence before proven guilty.
As Football Supporters Europe (FSE), we are hereby documenting the statement from our members from the Fenerbahce supporters group 1907 ÜNIFEB on travel bans issued against all Fenerbahce supporters for their Champions League qualifying match against AS Monaco on 3rd August 2016:
The three day conference which received support by various partners and the City of Izmir, and will see more than 500 football fans and officials from across Europe, the US and South America taking part, thereby making it the biggest international gathering of this kind ever hosted in the country.
Fans’ Embassies and related services for travelling supporters under the project RESPECT FAN CULTURE provided help and information on match days for supporters following their teams and reported a high demand from fans throughout the tournament. In total there were 160 volunteers and staff members running Fans’ Embassies info points around every match at the tournament.
More than 500 supporters and football representatives from 15 countries across Europe, the US and Argentina are registered already.
We are shocked and devastated in view of the sudden death of a good friend and coordinator of the Belgium Fans’ Embassy, Erik Reynaerts. He has been a founding member of Belgian Supporters, he was the Supporter Liaison Officer of the Belgian Football Association, long-time fan activist and above all he will be remembered as a cheerful and passionate human being. Erik died today, on Monday, 27 June 2016, following a severe heart attack after yesterday's match.
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones now. We wish them all the strength, unity and love required to help them through these coming days and weeks of grief and sorrow.
We are devastated in view of the sudden death of a good friend and life-long passionate supporter of Bologna FC.
The group stage of EURO 2016 showed that much fewer problems occurred wherever authorities cooperated constructively with leading fan groups from the Fans Embassies as part of the solution and facilitated a good atmosphere for the majority, especially at high-risk matches. We call for a reinforcement of a sincere dialogue with supporters’ representatives in order to foster the early prevention of troubles for the rest of this UEFA EURO 2016.
We believe it is extremely important to take their views and work into account for an appropriate assessment of events in Saint-Etienne and would hope that any UEFA sanction would award this proactive commitment against hooliganism from the side of fans accordingly. Find their statement below:
Football Supporters Europe eV
Postfach 30 62 18
Tel.: +49 40 370 877 51
Fax: +49 40 370 877 50
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