Conference on racism in football


The conference comes after a racist attack on a German man of African origin raised concerns about the safety of black fans during the World Cup.

There will be a game between Muslim imams and Christian ministers.

The embassy says the aim of the conference is to examine how football can be a force to overcome cultural barriers.  

Human rights groups subsequently warned that black football fans coming to the World Cup should avoid large swathes of the former East Germany for their own safety.

Racism in the lower German football divisions has been widely documented and far-right groups have threatened to hold marches at some World Cup matches.

Source: BBC News