football

  • 17 Dec 2014

    A group of Scottish football fans, including former Homeless World Cup players, will play in a Belgian tournament to commemorate the ‘Christmas Truce’ match.

  • 12 Dec 2014

    Shortly after Christmas 1914, an order was issued by John French, the general in charge of the British troops on the Western Front. He had heard of the informal truces that had broken out along the front on Christmas Day. He ordered that such events must never be repeated. A year later, ahead of the following Christmas, soldiers were reminded that they would be charged with disobeying orders if there was another truce.

  • 13 Apr 2014

    Rights to free expression and peaceful assembly are under threat in Brazil, Amnesty says ahead of the 2014 football World Cup.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    Migrant workers’ rights in Qatar and the 2022 World Cup will be under discussion at FIFA's Executive Committee meeting in Zurich.

  • 10 Oct 2013

    Scottish Greens say the latest legal obstacles facing the fan buyout of Dunfermline Athletic show that a new deal for Scottish football fans is needed.

  • 15 Aug 2013

    Lothian's Green MSP has welcomed news that a fan organisation has been granted preferred bidder status by Hearts administrators.

  • 12 Apr 2013

    There are many important issues in public life right now, but for a large number of people in Scotland the future of football, the national game, is no small matter, says Simon Barrow. It is not just about sport, it is also about people, communities, hopes and dreams, culture and values. Put bluntly, who does (and who should) own a sport loved by hundreds of thousands? Whose interests are being served by the way it is presently being run?

  • 19 Oct 2012

    A supporters' plan for the future of Scottish football has been launched by policy group FansFirst Scotland, as concerns over the national game continue.

  • 16 Sep 2012

    Our minds tend towards the creation of categories. The capacity to classify and order is the engine of learning and enquiry. When permitted to go unexamined, it may also be the source of prejudice and injustice.

  • 26 Aug 2012

    The final Festival of Spirituality conversation and Civic Cafe, The Power of Youth and Football to heal a Divided City, proved extremely rewarding, writes Katie MacFadyen. The issue of dealing with sectarianism and bigotry is something that should involve all of us.