The 2014 UEFA ‘Respect Diversity’conference has drawn the attention of European football on issues of diversity and exclusion across the sport. The need to tackle racism and homophobia, give voice to minority groups, promote gender and ethnic diversity in leadership positions and empower players to be role models in fighting discrimination were all significant focus points for the 250 delegates last week. During the two-day event (10 and 11 September) representatives from within football, political and governmental organisations, experts and Fare member delegates representing NGOs and minority groups met in Rome to find solutions and plan action against discrimination in [...]
Clarence Seedorf and AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia underlined the importance of football in promoting tolerance at the UEFA Respect Diversity conference. Players past and present have gathered in Rome to discuss the use of football as an educational tool in society and lend their support to the UEFA Respect Diversity conference.