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There are numerous cases in which politics have played a positive part in the history of sports. Like the famous example of the sporting boycott of South Africa during apartheid. But in many more cases politics are misused to force biased disputes between countries. There is a thin line between what’s lawful and what’s simply wrong. FERW aims to spot and prevent the abuse of power in the industry of sports.

Government should halt sale of Newcastle United to “brutal” Saudi Arabia, says FERW

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The Government should halt the sale of Newcastle United to the “brutal” regime that rules Saudi Arabia and encourage the Kingdom to raise human...

Decision by Norway NOT to boycott the World Cup is a victory against disinformation...

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On Sunday, the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) comprehensively rejected a call to boycott the Qatar World Cup. At an extraordinary general meeting, which, according to...

Sadly, politics in football is here to stay and repeating misleading facts about Qatar...

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In this morning’s Telegraph, former Government advisor, Nick Timothy, bemoans the politicisation of the game of football. He highlights how players from Chelsea and Leicester...

Saudi sponsorship deal with Real Madrid would condone theft of UK intellectual property

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A sponsorship deal between Real Madrid and Saudi Arabia, revealed by the Times newspaper, is unacceptable, as it would condone the theft of UK intellectual...

Football fans continue to be short-changed when it comes to having a say about...

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"Football is nothing without fans" is a phrase that has been wheeled out regularly over the last year, since we have been locked out...

Just over one in nine back football’s fit and proper test, finds major new...

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Just over one in nine (12 per cent) of the public back football’s current “fit and proper test”, which is administered by the Premier...

FERW calls on the sport’s governing bodies review how clubs are run and who...

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Like many football fans, we have been deeply saddened by the current crisis engulfing Barcelona - one of the biggest clubs, not just in...

FERW welcomes the opening of new Sports Academy in Saudi Arabia but warns this...

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FIFA Ethics and Regulations Watch (FERW) welcomed the opening of new Sports Academy in Saudi Arabia as a significant investment in sport but warned...

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