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FIFA Told: Stop Homophobic Hate Graffiti from Serb Football Fans

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UK gay news reports on an epidemic of homophobic hate graffiti that has sprung up in Belgrade by warring factions of football fans:

"The failure of the Football Association of Serbia and two clubs in Belgrade to distance themselves from homophobic messages and calls to murder gay persons which appear in graffiti across the city, bearing the ‘signature’ of fans from the Partizan and Red Star Belgrade has so outraged gays that they have written to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world governing body for football, demanding action. Many buildings in the city bear the graffiti with homophobic messages, including calls for the murder of gays. Most are ‘signed’ by Red Star Belgrade and Partizan fan groups, the GayEcho website claims."

According to the site, the graffiti above reads: "Death to faggots - South Gate". South Gate is the name of a group of football fans. The graffiti below reportedly reads: "Serbia for Serbs - Out with faggots".

Gays in Serbia have written a letter to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) demanding action, but so far nothing has come from the group but statements against homophobia.

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Outraged Gay Community in Belgrade Demand FIFA Action Over Hate Graffiti [uk gay news]

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  1. Football fan clubs have typically been behind many of the homophobic incidents in Serbia and Croatia. Soccer fan clubs are a hotbed of homophobia.

    Posted by: Kevinvt | Aug 11, 2009 10:24:38 AM


  2. Football fan clubs have typically been behind many of the homophobic incidents in Serbia and Croatia. Soccer fan clubs are a hotbed of homophobia.

    Posted by: Kevinvt | Aug 11, 2009 10:24:39 AM


  3. The Serbs are just mad that their Ysketball team isn't doing well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5p8bjLrlog

    Posted by: Jack | Aug 11, 2009 11:57:00 AM


  4. This is the same country that brought "Ethnic Cleansing" back into vogue. What's wrong with these people?

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Aug 11, 2009 12:48:16 PM


  5. Happy to boycott Belgrade if Belgrade and the soccer community there is OK with that kind of stuff.

    Posted by: John B | Aug 11, 2009 1:30:13 PM


  6. Hey Derek,

    My partner is Serbian and is very against what happened in the '90s. He would appreciate if you don't paint Serbs with the same broad brush. He doesn't do that to black people and you shouldn't do it to him and his family.

    Posted by: Tread | Aug 11, 2009 2:09:37 PM


  7. Tread, you are right, I apologize.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Aug 11, 2009 6:29:19 PM


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