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Sport: Racism, racist violence and hate speech in sporting venues (and reporting and policing thereof)?

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
21/02/2012 - 19:51
Short Answer

Incidents have been recorded, yet no statistics are available

Qualitative Info

Such incidents are sanctioned through law as well as through specific sport disciplinary regulations, yet no clear statistics are available, and neither are there analyses looking at the extent of the phenomenon and its actual sanctioning. Incidents have been recorded, reported and some sanctioned, also by the Romanian equality body – National Council for Combating Discrimination. [1]



1.European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Racism, ethnic discrimination and exclusion of migrants and minorities in sport: A comparative overview of the situation in the European Union, October 2010, p. 34 and p. 43, available at: (21.02.2012)


Groups affected/interested Migrants, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Nationalism, On grounds of other belief, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Sport, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism
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