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Panorama: A Time to Make Enemies – Racism in Germany’s Football Stadiums

Nomination 2007
German CIVIS Television Prize – information

Authors:Stephan Buchen, Patrick Gensing, Volker Steinhoff
Editorial:Stephan Wels
Direction:Stephan Wels
Magazine item, NDR
Broadcasting date 20.04.2006 at 21:45 hrs by ARD

No sooner does the Leipzig footballer Adebowale Ogungbure take possession of the ball, when a chorus of monkey chants erupts from the terraces. Chemnitz fans march through Hamburg with their arms raised in the Hitler salute. Racism and anti-Semitism are part of everyday life in Germany’s football stadiums. With the clubs lacking the funds to supervise fans and install video surveillance cameras, the stadium is now becoming a platform for xenophobic slogans and insults.

anti-Semitism    racism    right wing populism/ right wing radicalism/ right wing extremism   

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