TEENAGERS IN ACTION present a broshureFOOTBALL IN THE AGE OF RACISM prepared by: Przemek Dwojak Kamil Barański Mateusz Pacia
FAIR PLAY STATUTE BOOK 1.Good knowledge of rules equals respect for referee decisions. 2.Proud of winning, we don’t mock the rivals. 3.We accept failure with dignity and congratulate rivals.4.Proud of winning and faithful when lost a match, we defend out team’s honor. 5.We don’t disgrace our club by negative actions. 6.We encourage everyone to play sports. 7.No tolerance for racism during matches. 8.We support other teams and welcome foreigners. 9.We stop bad emotions and create a nice atmosphere. 10.We oppose a negative attitude for fair play.
SUPPORTERS’ ANTHEM1. We rush with an eagle on our chests,we never give up ,Always try very hard ,and we believe we’ll never lose!Chorus: You must know that on Euro,only victory counts,we own courage and bravery,only victory counts!2. We, the Poles, are able todefeat everything on our way ,Nobody can say,that Euro may be threatened!Chorus...3. Hey, Poles, we are with you,We want you to defend everyone,We know you will do it for sure,Because football is everything for you!Chorus...
Aggression Aggression- (latin aggresio – an attack)Types of aggression:hostile a.- aim to hurt peopleinstrumental a.- intimidation, removing rivals, pro-social a.- defensive, protecting socialbusiness; induced a.; delayed a.; transferred a.; autoimmunity and passive a.It is not important what aggression we deal with, one thing is sure- it is not good tocommunicate. Thanks to our studies we learn that aggressive actions harm many people.We should teach friends and parents that it is not good to be aggressive. We wanteveryone talking and solving problems. We remember that anger does not bring goodresults and respect.
Rasism- -it is about people who are not equal and some races are better than different races. We call it racial discrimination when we discriminate because of different skin color, place where people were born or their religion. Racists want other people closed fromthem, exterminated sometimes. Racists do not think other people are same good. They do not let them into shops, restaurants and always shout at them and laugh. Art.257- People who in public insult or attack people with different skin color or different religion may be taken to prison for 3 years. Legal situation in Poland Ustawa z dnia 6.06.1997r. Kodeks Karny (Dz.U. z 1997r. Nr88,poz.553): Art.256- People who are fascists and ask other people to do the same because others are of different religion or skin color and should be punished may be taken to prison for 2 years.
Xenophobia- -it is aversion, anger and fear of foreigners. It is when people believe in stereotypes about other nations. Xenophobia is connected with everything from abroad not only people.Poland is a homogeneous country. We are not very tolerant like countries in the west.Other countries are multicultural and their history is full of different nationalities. Notlike Poland. Polish people do not like different nationalities and they sometimesdespise them. They think they are the best in everything and their country is the best.Moreover, older people do not like different nations more than young people. Youngmen and women travel abroad and meet many people. They know the behavior. Weshould teach everyone to change their behavior and learn from the young people!
Our project was about aggression in sport. Wemade a questionnaire for students and parents.The questionnaire was about using swearwordsby parents and children who watch footballmatches. Here are the results: The first question: 79 parents said they use swearwords when they watch football matches. 66 children confirmed this. We have two conclusions: 1) children are used to swearwords so much they do not hear them anymore. It is disturbing. This is problem of children and adults too. 2) Children do not recognize swearwords anymore. They do not think some words are swearings. They and their friends often use them and do not think they are wrong.
The second question68 said their children use swearwordswhile watching football matches. Theresult is similar to what children said. 53kids said the say bad words then.Parents know there is problem. Childrendo not understand some words they use.The only use it because they friends usethem. Many parents hear bad words andreact but children sometimes do notknow what they say. This is problem andparents must talk to kids about it.
The third question47 parents know they children swear when they are talking with friends. 84students in our school admit this. That is more than parents. Maybe not allparents know, maybe they do not want to say they know. We do not know whyour results are different this much. Some parents say their children do not useswearing at school, only at home. Well, dear parents, it is not true. Ourquestionnaire shows that children do not pay attention to what they say. Theysometimes do not know what they say too. You, adults, must talk withchildren, explain things and say they must stop using swear words.
KSZO OSTROWIEC Many of our friends are KSZO supporters and they tell us how they do it. People know them because their pyrotechnical shows are popular. They also are vandals.In contrast to western clubs, KSZO supporters do not obey rules, destroystadiums and their club’s image. Watching KSZOs football matches live is not funanymore for many families..KSZO supporters shout invectives and swear a lot.There are many racist slogans.Maybe new generation changes in the future. We hope they will support the teamfair. We want supporters to be better and not offensive. New generation ofsupporters will not destroy seats and will sing nice songs for the team.
CHELSEA LONDON Unfortunately when they fight thisEx-representative of Chelsea is very dangerous. They do notsupporters, S.H. (asked not to write his go to hospitals, maybe becausename) told us about supporting his team. they do not want police know.We learnt about their rules and what they Chelsea supporters do notcannot do when they have no approval from damage the stadium because ittheir leader. Chelsea supporters cannot costs a lot of money for theirmeet different team supporters to fight when clubs. In Poland it is different.they want. Everything must be prepared by S.H. said that in the beginningthe leader. supporters think it is bad idea but now they think this rule is good. Whole families come to football matches and they all sing song. This way they support their team.
Interviews and analysis We learnt about two football clubs. We wanted to seedifferences. We had interview with Chelsea supporter andKSZO supporters. It was our aim in the project. Both Chelsea and KSZO supporters have “agreements”and “war” with other clubs. They often fight. We talked aboutour results and see the reason they fight is anger when theyclubs lose. Sometimes it is because their peers fight. Theywant to be in same group, feel part of team. Rivalry is featureeveryone has. We cannot cut people from it. It is positive andsometimes negative. With football supporters it is difficultbecause they do not have force to change the match resultand they are angry. This is bad rivalry. They feel humiliatedand hopless. When they fight, they feel strong like they canchange their clubs image. They feel their club is mostimportant and strongest.