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Victims Data
Victims Nationality/Ethnic Origin Nigerian
Victims Gender Male
Victims Age N/A
Victims Number 1
Fatalities - deaths N/A
Perpetrators Data
Perpetrators Nationality/Ethnic Origin Polish
Perpetrator Gender Male
Perpetrator Age N/A
Perpetrators Number N/A
Extremist/Organised Group Violence No

On Saturday, September 29, there was a brutal racist incident during a football match between Jagiellonia Bialystok and Pogoń Szczecin – fans of Jagiellonia Bialystok spit on and insulted their own team’s player, Ugochukwu Ukaha, who originates from Nigeria. The incident occurred when the players and coaches came up to the fans to thank them for their support. The Jagiellonia club authorities condemned the incident and took the decision to break off cooperation with the supporters’ association. Authorities of the Podlaskie Voivodship also condemned the incident. The prosecutor’s office in Szczecin has taken actions to verify whether a crime of insulting on grounds of nationality was committed. The incident is linked with other racist excesses committed in the area of Bialystok by people associated with the pseudo fan (hooligan) subculture.


Znak Foundation, 2012, Rasizm kwitnie w Białymstoku (Racism grows well in Bialystok),, Accessed on 02.12.2012