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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 ...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

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

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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

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

Thursday, 16 February 2012

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FSE Statement

11 November 2011 is going to be the National Independence Day in Poland. Wroclaw and Warsaw, Host Cities of UEFA EURO2012 will not be only hosts of a big official parade celebrating the day in Warsaw though or to a Poland vs Italy friendly in Wroclaw with FSE Fans' Embassies organised by fans for fans.

Wednesday, 09 November 2011

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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Norwegian fans succeeded in struggle against Monday matches!

With the huge impact of commercial success in football, match-going supporters are often facing the feeling that their needs are ignored. To many it seems that the game is becoming something like a toy of broadcasting companies who buy the rights to live broadcasting of leagues and competitions. These companies then tend to be given influence on fixture lists totally for their own benefits, which leads to fans' missing games, e.g. because of short term changes of fixtures. But especially the introduction of Monday games poses one of the biggest problems for fans all across Europe.

Tuesday, 08 November 2011

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

Ukraine ahead of Poland…or not?

Better late than never! Against all the odds and rumors about the lack of progress with the tournament organisation, seven out of eight football stadia in Poland and Ukraine are finally finished. And whilst the new FK Karpaty Stadium in Lviv will be the last Ukrainian stadium to be inaugurated as host venue of EURO2012 on 29 October 2011, the building works in Warsaw are still in progress with the opening being expected at some stage in February. But just like the entire preparations for these first European Championships in Eastern Europe up until now, the construction works and stadium openings again featured  some yet unforeseen curiosities…

Thursday, 20 October 2011


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