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FARE sends FEAR through Ibrox with threat of stadium closure

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Ibrox fans have been warned that using their usual songbook tonight could lead to a stadium closure at future UEFA matches. 

In 2019 racist songs and chants led to two partial stadium closures and the launch of Everyone, Anyone, an award winning box-ticking exercise created by the previous PR regime. 

Football Against Racism in Europe should be an issue supported by fans across the game but the letters F,A,R, E cause fear, hostility and conspiracy thoughts across the Ibrox fan-base. 

Using the Four Lads Had a Dream podcast to get the message out it has been announced that FARE will be present at tonight’s match against PSV Eindhoven. 

FARE operate discreetly, buying ordinary seats to ensure that they get a fair reflection of the actions of supporters attending UEFA matches. 

Explaining their relationship and the function of FARE, in 2020 UEFA announced: 

UEFA partner Fare (Football Against Racism in Europe) has launched its annual #FootballPeople weeks – a campaign that calls on supporters, clubs, players, minority groups and communities to raise awareness of social inequalities in sport, including racism, gender discrimination and homophobia. 

The initiative, which runs from 8-22 October, is considered the biggest campaign for social change in the football community and brings together more than 1000 groups in 65 countries. 

Getting involved is simple and fun, and there is no limit as to what you can do, as long as your activity relates to football and aims to bring about a positive change. In recent years activities have taken place across the globe, supported by some of football’s stars, such as Yaya Touré, Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Marco Verratti, Claudio Marchisio and Edinson Cavani. 

“The fight to eliminate racism, discrimination and intolerance from football is a major priority for UEFA,” said UEFA President Aleksander ?eferin. 

“These weeks provide an important opportunity, not only to deliver this important message, but to listen to the voices of those who have suffered, and continue to suffer, from discrimination.” 

No action has ever been taken by the SFA or SPFL about the weekly songs of hatred and discrimination which is part of the Ibrox matchday experience. Normal service will be resumed away to Hibs on Saturday.

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8 comments

  • Exiled in Ard Mhaca says:

    Asking them not to sing sectarian songs is like asking bears, no pun intended, not to sh*t in the woods.

  • Scud Missile says:

    Oh dear once again the BENNYS are blaming everyone else should the hatred songs lead to a stadium closure.
    Some BENNYS are even screaming for the tickets to be taken from Fare representatives so they can continue with their songs of hate.

  • Scud Missile says:

    Naw its like asking an ALKIE to watch your kerryoot asking them not to sing the hatred songs.
    You would have a better chance of a rocking horse doing a shit.

  • Scud Missile says:

    Asking them not to sing their songs of hatred is like asking an ALKIE like Gazza to watch your kerryoot.
    You would have a better chance of a rocking horse doing a s**t.

  • Dora says:

    What a klub-shame they can’t do a klub closure..

  • Bhoy4life says:

    They are incapable of change.
    Even in the direst of circumstances.
    Stadium ban it is then, and well deserved it will be.

  • KC67 says:

    Hope Scotlands shame doesn’t disappoint tonight, I’d love to see their midden empty on European nights.
    Unfortunately for the zombies it takes someone outside of this backward little country to teach them some decency.
    They really are an embarassment.

  • Charlie Green says:

    I think it will be the other way round and Ibrox will send fear through Fare. Given up expecting UEFA to do anything.

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