Read more ...The Mondiali Antirazzisti, the anti-racism World Cup is an event initiated by the FSE members from Progetto Ultra-UISP Emilia Romagna in collaboration with Istoreco, the institute on the history of resistance of Emilia Romagna (against the national-socialist regime in Italy).

Monday, 02 July 2012

Media work is important to us because one of our objectives is to change the usually one-sided, negative media coverage on fans and contribute to a more differentiated view on football supporters and a greater understanding of the different forms of fan culture.

Monday, 02 July 2012

Read more ...As FSE Fans' Embassy Division, we noted that there have been unsavory incidents to date during Euro 2012, mainly occuring in Poland, and mainly confined to small groups.

Some Polish people were mobilising for counter-action after Russian fans had been involved in violent clashes with volunteer stewards after the Czech game on Saturday. On top of that, there was an official and approved march taking place by the Russians for their independence day across the river Vistula leading up to the game. This seems to have exacerbated the situation in connection with the emotional historical aspect interlinked with the symbolic encounter of the two countries at this football match.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

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Following allegations of monkey chants at yesterday's match of Spain vs Italy, we're hereby publishing the observations of the mobile Fans' Embassy of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) for Spanish supporters who were present inside the stadium when the incident occurred.

Thomas Herzog, member of the FSE Fans Embassy team for Spanish supporters describes the situation as follows: "We were present during the match inside the football stadium and stayed inside the stand of the Spanish supporters over the entire course of the match. At some point during the match then, about 200 supporters started monkey chants when the Italian player Mario Balotelli touched the ball.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Read more ...The team of the mobile Fans' Embassy for Russian supporters of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) wants to contribute to a differentiated perspective and hence respond to statements saying that while taking a corner kick during the match between Russia and the Czech Republic, Czech defender Teodor Gebre Selassie was racially abused by Russian supporters.

The Russian Fans' Embassy team is part of FSE, an organisation committed to opposing racism and all other forms of discrimination in football. Representatives of the Russian mobile fans embassy were present in the Russian sector of the stadium and were monitoring events throughout the game.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Read more ...Football Supporters Europe (FSE) welcomes UEFA's recent announcement of the ticket prices for the 2012 Champions League final in Munich.

Last year, after public criticism and representations by FSE at our annual meeting with UEFA President Michel Platini, UEFA apologised for excessive prices at the 2011 final, and gave an undertaking to consult with FSE before this year's prices and pricing structure were finalised.

FSE is delighted that UEFA lived up to this commitment, and has indeed consulted FSE in the price-setting process.

The ticketing concept provided to FSE for our feedback already contained several improvements over the previous year. We are very pleased to announce that following our response to that document, UEFA has accepted the majority of the additional arguments we presented and incorporated them into the final pricing structure.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Read more ...Take part in the International Action Days FOOTBALL V HOMOPHOBIA on 18-26 February 2012!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Read more ...In September 2010, football fans in Germany founded the campaign „Kein Zwanni für nen Steher" (No twenty Euros for a standing ticket), to protest against extensively raised ticket prices of FC Schalke for their upcoming derby against their neighbours from Dortmund. The club management had raised prices for match tickets partially by more than 40%. For the first time in decades, the match in Gelsenkirchen against Dortmund wasn't sold out. More than 1500 tickets hadn't been sold and there was great national and international media coverage and everywhere in Germany, fans organized solidarity banners or choreographies. FSE has since supported the campaign as well.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Read more ...Fenerbahce fans are launching protests against new away travel ban

Watching a football match and supporting your team inside the stadium is probably THE most essential means of expression of support for a football fan. But unfortunately in Turkey, this has now been collectively restricted, as usual with the argument of wanting to prevent violence. According to an agreement made between the four biggest clubs of the Turkish Super League - Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Besiktas and Trabzonspor – all games taking place between the four will be played without away supporters for the entire rest of the 2011-12 football season.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Read more ...In view of the resolution on FIFA adopted at the European Football Fans' Congress in July 2011, calling for FIFA to improve governance and transparency inside the organisation in view of recent scandals, we feel committed to inform our membership herewith of our latest activities on this issue:

Following a joint letter of FSE and our members Supporters Direct to FIFA in November 2011, FSE was last week invited by FIFA's General Secretary Jérôme Valcke and Mark Pieth from the Basle Institute on Governance to take part in an Independent Governance Committee (IGC) to oversee the work of four internal FIFA Task Forces working on recommendations for FIFA's governance reform.

Friday, 16 December 2011

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Dear Members of the Scottish Parliament,

As Football Supporters Europe (FSE), we are hereby writing to you regarding the above legislation.

Football Supporters Europe (FSE) welcomes the willingness of the Scottish government to address the issues of prejudice, sectarianism and hate crimes, both in society in general and as they manifest themselves in football. The number of high-profile incidents of abuse, threats and acts of violence and intimidation over recent months has raised public awareness of the issue, and we believe that the intentions behind the proposed legislation to tackle the problem are to be commended.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


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