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Start of the FARE Action Week (PSV.nl)

17 okt 2007 - Source: PSV.nl

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PSV will again take part in the FARE Action Week. FARE stands for 'Football Against Racism in Europe' and PSV is the only Dutch club that has joined this network. PSV will organise several activities at their upcoming home matches at the Philips Stadium against VVV-Venlo and Fenerbahçe SK.
The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Action Week â€' supported by UEFA - is the focus of European football's symbolic stand against racism and discrimination. This year's activities are taking place between 17 and 30 October. The Action Week will once again feature activities by fans, players, clubs, associations, minority organisations, anti-discrimination groups, youth centres, schools and the sports media. In all, the FARE Action Week will see more than 2,000 singled activities in 37 European countries.

PSV will organise an anti-racism day at their home match against VVV-Venlo on Saturday 20 October. Ahead of the game, a new anti-racism film and a message from captain Timmy Simons will be shown on the large screens in the stadium. The 22 children that accompany the two teams onto the pitch will be wearing t-shirts with an anti-racism slogan. In close co-operation with Light Town Madness, the PSV Supporters' Association and PSV Fans United, an atmosphere enhancing activity will take place in one of the stands.
Ahead of the Champions League encounter with Fenerbahçe SK on Tuesday 23 October a letter with an anti-racism message will be read and the 22 children that accompany the players onto the pitch will be wearing t-shirts with an anti-racism slogan, while the team captains will be wearing armbands bearing the slogan 'Unite against Racism'.
The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network was formed in 1999 by fan groups and NGOs concerned at the rising tide of racism in European football. Today, the network has active partners in almost 40 countries and is working across the game with players, community groups, fans and governing bodies. FARE acts as an umbrella organisation for those challenging racism and discrimination throughout Europe.
PSV Media will cover the action week and two new projects, 'Scoring against racism' and 'PSV Street Football', will be launced. Inflatable football pitches will be put up in several areas in Eindhoven and a football tournament will be organised, with the help of area youth workers.