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Fact Sheet 5 | Standards

The UEFA 10 point plan against racism

The UEFA 10 point plan against racism is a good starting point for developing policies towards promoting anti-racism and interculturalism in sport. Show Racism the Red Card encourages all sports to adopt such a plan.

  1. Issue a statement saying the club will not tolerate racism, spelling out the action it will take against those engaged in racist chanting. The statement should be printed in all match programmes and displayed permanently and prominently around the ground.
  2. Make public address announcements condemning racist chanting at matches.
  3. Make it a condition for season-ticket holders that they do not take part in racist abuse.
  4. Take action to prevent the sale of racist literature inside and around the ground.
  5. Take disciplinary action against players who engage in racial abuse.
  6. Contact other clubs to make sure they understand the club’s policy on racism.
  7. Encourage a common strategy between stewards and police for dealing with racist abuse.
  8. Remove all racist graffiti from the ground as a matter of urgency.
  9. Adopt an equal opportunities’ policy in relation to employment and service provision.
  10. Work with all other groups and agencies, such as the players union, supporters, schools, voluntary organisations, youth clubs, sponsors, local authorities, local businesses and police, to develop pro-active programmes and make progress to raise awareness of campaigning to eliminate racial abuse and discrimination.

A level playing field for all?

  • There are a number of agencies responsible for dealing with racism and related issues.
  • If you feel you have been or know someone who has been discriminated against you can contact the legal section of the Equality Authority and pursue your case.
  • If you have been a victim of a race related crime you can report to the Garda Intercultural Unit
  • Show Racism the Red Card aims to raise awareness so we are interested in hearing from you via our Incident Report Card.