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Football supporters from across the continent unanimously adopted a resolution calling for FIFA President Sepp Blatters immediate resignation in the light of his involvement in the latest bribery scandal around FIFA Honorary President Havelange detailed in documents made public by the Swiss Supreme Court.  

The motion was passed by the General Meeting of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) at its annual European Football Fans’ Congress which took place in Istanbul/Turkey from 13-15 July 2012. FSE is the independent democratic network of football supporters across Europe currently representing more than 3 million football supporters in 41 countries. The three day event in Istanbul was hosted by fans groups from rival clubs Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray who worked together for the first time.

Monday, 16 July 2012
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Football supporters from 32 European countries to come together in Istanbul for the 5th European Football Fans’ Congress 2012 from 13-15 July 2012.

Fans groups from Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas jointly initiated first national fans’ network meeting and panel discussion on fans’ dialogue with institutions in Turkey.

Football supporters organised in the independent and democratic continental fans’ network Football Supporters Europe (FSE), the main interlocutor of UEFA on fans issues, have joined forces with Turkish fans make their voice heard not inside but outside the stands: at the 5th European Football Fans’ Congress which will take place in Istanbul at Halic Conference Center from 13-15 July 2012. After London, Hamburg, Barcelona, Copenhagen & Brondby, FSE members from the fans’ group ÜNIFEB from Fenerbahce initiated that the biggest annual event of FSE is this year hosted in Istanbul. A local organising group involving fans’ groups from Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray was subsequently established and has since jointly prepared an extensive three day programme together with the executive Committee of FSE.

Friday, 06 July 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 ...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

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

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

Thursday, 16 February 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

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

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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 ...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


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