Article on Goal.com also interviews representatives of Amnesty International & Jewish Cultural Centre, Krakow.
Show Racism the Red Card’s Chief Executive, Ged Grebby has been speaking to Goal.com about the forthcoming Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
The article, titled “Hooliganism, far-right activists & the ultimate challenge to this summer’s Euro 2012 finals” is available to read here.
Commenting on the BBC Panorama documentary and expressing hope that the organisers of the tournament and government clamp down on racism as a result of the high-profile the issue has, Ged said “"I don’t go along with the idea that Poland and Ukraine should not have had the Euros.”
"My view is that these countries that have a problem with racism need to combat it but hopefully the Euros will be a way of doing that. What we need over there are proper anti-racism campaigns.
"The most worrying part of the documentary for me was the police. When the Ukrainian police were asked about the far-right groups and their Nazi salutes, they said they were just pointing and they weren’t fascist salutes which clearly was not the case.
"We don’t want to be labelling countries as far-right or racist when it is a minority of people doing it. I am hopeful that the sort of things we saw in that documentary we won’t see in the Euros. I am confident that the grounds will be safe and I am hoping that the towns and cities will be as well. That is where you are more likely to have a problem."