The European Parliament has adopted a resolution in which it calls the national sports federations and football clubs to counter the scourge of racism, neo-fascism and xenophobia in stadiums and in the world of sport by condemning and punishing those responsible and by promoting, in cooperation with schools and civil society organizations, positive educational activities aimed at young sport fans. In addition, the European Parliament ‘supports and praises social groups and civil society organizations fighting against fascism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance and calls for their protection’. The […]
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This summer, the biggest open-air free festival in Europe hosted a unique edition of the ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out Of Stadiums’ tournament, organized by the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association. At the Pol’and’Rock Festival (also known as Polish Woodstock), the players symbolically represented countries from all over the world. In the final play-off, Poland played against Iran, while the fair play award went to Croatia. A match was also played between the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association’s team together with artists involved in the ‘Music Against Racism’ campaign on one side and the team […]
The FIFA Football World Cup will kick off on 14 June. The ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association has participated in several events preceding the big event. Co-founder of the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association Rafal Pankowski was invited by the prestigious Cambridge Union debating society to speak at a debate on the forthcoming World Cup in Russia, including the challenges of racism and xenophobia, on 10 May. – ‘Should we boycott the World Cup in Russia?’ – asked the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ representative during the Cambridge debate. – ‘It would be a better idea to […]
For some people, football betting is just a way to pass the time and see how your favorite team is doing on the grass. This should inform you of the final results from recent matches and include some interesting facts about the game stats, keeping you in shape for any football-specific chats over beer. For others, however, football betting is more of a skill which, combined with a fairly reliable statistics recount, could easily turn you into an artist in this field. Taking stats into consideration when placing one’s bet […]
This week we are proud to bring you some fantastic selections of heavyweight football fixtures including; the Madrid Derby and the Capital One Cup Final. Let’s begin in the Spanish capital. Having only won once with 4 draws and 4 defeats in their last 9 Madrid Derby encounters, Real Madrid seem to be at a disadvantage when compared to their city rivals Atlético. However, Los Blancos (3rd) are still favourites to take all 3 points at the Santiago Bernabéu and replace Atlético (2nd) in the league table – according to […]
A new book on Jews, football and antisemitism in Poland has been launched at an international conference organized by the Anne Frank House at Amsterdam Arena, the stadium of Ajax Amsterdam. The book was written by Dr Maciej Kozlowski, a distinguished historian and diplomat, and published by the Warsaw-based ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association. Using the example of Cracovia, Poland’s oldest football club, it discusses the multicultural history of Polish football as well as contemporary issues of antisemitism and racism. The book is published in Polish with an English summary and is […]
The anti-racism ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association has teamed up with the Football is Beautiful Foundation and numerous other partners for a joint ‘Friends of Football Day’ series of events taking place on 8 June to celebrate the power of football to unite across differences and promote social inclusion. More than 300 football matches, community festivals and other grass-roots events were organized across Poland on the ‘Friends of Football Day’, marking the anniversary of the kick-off of the historic European Football Championships which took place in Poland and Ukraine in 2012. A […]
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted his side must improve at the back if they are to claim the Premier League title.
United, who are 15/8 with bookmaker to win the league, were shaky defensively in their 3-2 victory over Southampton on…
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has told new signing Hugo Lloris he faces a battle to oust Brad Friedel from the team.
The 41-year-old was in outstanding form for Spurs, who are 7/2 with bookmaker to finish in the top four this season, against Norwich o…
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo says his side will have the complete lowdown on Atletico Madrid when they take on the Spanish side for the European Super Cup.
The Blues, who are 14/1 with bookmaker to retain their Champions League crown this year, last w…