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Football supporters federation

Algarve resident Chris Wright recently represented the Olhanense Expat Supporters Group at a Fans Weekend at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s West End.

Representatives of clubs in Sweden, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Ireland and the UK discussed numerous issues including ‘Show Racism the Red Card’, ‘Safe Standing Areas’, ‘Financial Fair Play’ and ‘Community Ownership of Clubs’.

By sharing experiences with concerned fans throughout the European Union, it is hoped that a more open and transparent regime will help to ensure a healthy future for the sport.

The demise of Glasgow Rangers has once again highlighted an area where many clubs in Portugal could fail to meet their financial obligations.