martes, 28 de octubre de 2014

Borussia Dortmund fans make incredible stand against racism

Borussia Dortmund supporters receive praise for huge anti-discrimination tifos


By Eurosport

And times, by their standards, are currently tough, with Juergen Klopp's side struggling in the Bundesliga.

But that didn't stop the home fans unveiling several huge tifos during the match against Hannover, attacking racists, Nazis and homophobes in football, making it perfectly clear that discrimination will not be tolerated by these ultras.

The statement is particularly pertinent at a time when far-right parties are on the rise in Europe. Of course Germany's history makes it a particularly sensitive topic for them.

Dortmund's fans even received a DFB award for their behaviour, with the club explaining the stance in detail on its website:

"During last weekend’s home game against Hannover 96, BVB fans made a clear statement against right-wing extremism.
"In the away game in Cologne, BVB fans were already holding up posters with clear messages against xenophobia and discrimination. Whether these banners were from individuals or groups doesn’t matter at all.

"What is important is the message, which is strongly welcomed by BVB’s fan and funding department."