Update 26. march 2021: In a short few months, seven clubs, six in the top flight, have already adopted our propsals – often unanimously. The work continues.
This is a Norwegian fan-driven initiative to stop sportwashing. Sportwashing happens when brutal regimes that violates human rights use sports like football to prop up their image by investing in clubs and getting major events and championships to their country.
We want Norwegian fans to join as members of their respective clubs and show up at their general assemblies, vote and have the members pass club laws against sportwashing. This website is a road map to this end, and contains pre-written laws that can be easily copied and altered to suit each club as well as a list of fan groups that have taken the pledge to bring these laws up to a vote at their club.
These laws stipulate:
1: The club shall not arrange training camps or play friendlies in countries known for serious, systematic human rights violations.
2: The club shall not accept sponsorships or cooperate in any way with states or state-owned companies bearing the same name as a state that is known for serious, systematic human rights violations.
The ultimate goal is to have these laws passed by as many clubs as possible, then go to the general assembly of the Norwegian Football Association with the goal of forcing the Norwegian FA to work actively against sportwashing.
If more countries follow suit, we can build a coalition of FAs working to keep murderers, torturers and the like out of the beautiful game by reforming FIFA and UEFA.
If you want to copy our initiative please do. If you have any questions, we are at firstname.lastname@example.org