When the German football team Schalke 04 was face to face with Turkish Galatasaray 6. november last year, had a man from Denmark dreamed of due to the purge from the stadium.
The 27-year-old man had contacted a travel agency that offered tickets for the Champions League match, which was played in the German city of Gelsenkirchen.
But the man, who has a Turkish name, was not allowed to purchase the journey.
- We must not sell to people with Turkish sounding names, as In being rejected at the stadium, wrote the agent to the man.
The eager fan, however, was not so easy.
- It is probably my own problem? I've talked with you earlier, where you would want me to sign a disclaimer, wrote the man who maintained that he would like to purchase tickets.
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Despite the proposal from the 27-year-old to assume the responsibility for any refusal at the stadium was the response from the agency disheartening.
- We can't help... finished, it sounded.
Disgusted, he contacted the board for equal treatment, which deals with cases of discrimination.
The 30. January came the decision, which held that the man had been the victim of discrimination.
According to the tribunal, it was namely the man's Turkish name - and therefore ethnicity - which led to, that he might not get fingers in the football tickets that the travel agent offered.
written correspondence with the agency was a strong map for fodboldentusiasten in the case.
the Agency did not provide any comments, despite repeated calls from the board for equal treatment.
- the Board has hereby put emphasis on the fact that the respondent directly states that you are not allowed to sell tickets to people with Turkish sounding names are there in the decision.
It is illegal to discriminate, and the travel agency have to pay 5000 dollars in compensation to the discriminated fan, found the board in the decision.
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