Petition Tag - football

61. Nominate & Vote FIFA'S New Chairman & Vice Presidents

FIFA needs extensive reforms, a transparent body corporate to revive the credibility and transparency of the organization. FIFA needs a person to get the organization get rid off corruption and the culture of non-accountability.

A strong capable leader, a successful business minded person, neutral and transparent to restructure the organization.

FIFA needs new blood. It requires a complete reform of its administrative structure, there must be a fundamental overhaul of the culture inside both management of the organisation and the affiliate regional football associations.

FIFA needs a profound overhaul and deep-rooted structural change. Above all FIFA needs to stop corruption and bribery, and to improve the transparency process in the selection criteria of the winning country selected to be the host of a world cup competition.

62. Stop FIFA Sponsorships

Over the last decade, there have been a string of accusations of corruption, arrests, lies and misrepresentations made against The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). These accusations stem from a variety of highly-qualified and independent investigative journalists who have linked FIFA leadership with rapaciousness, corruption, bribery, and alleged vote-rigging pursuant to the election of FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the organization's decision to simultaneously award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively.

These allegations culminated with the indictments of nine high-ranking FIFA officials and five corporate executives by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice on charges including racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering.

On 27 May 2015, several of these officials were taken into custody for questioning by Swiss authorities, who were launching a simultaneous, but separate criminal investigation into how the organization awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Those among these officials who were also indicted in the U.S. are expected to be extradited to face charges there as well.

63. Come Back Cisse. We want our captain back in Athens!



64. #HelpsaveHallenfootballclub

Statement from Hallen Football Club – Wednesday 20th May 2015

It is with deepest regret that as of 31st May 2015 Hallen Football Club are to be evicted by Almondsbury Parish Council from our Moorhouse Lane ground, and therefore with no playing facilities we have no option other than to fold.

The decision by Almondsbury Parish Council to close The Hallen Centre will not only affect our First Team, playing in the Toolstation Premier Division and our Reserves, it will also mean the end of our thriving Hallen Juniors (Under 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, 9’s & 15’s). Other sporting activities that will cease include; Saturday morning church football, 2 x Sunday football teams, 2 x Hallen cricket teams and 4 x Skittles teams. Bristol Rovers Academy who have used the ground to train and play their home matches this season will also need to relocate. As well as the football the residents of Hallen Village will lose their Community Centre where the Village Committee meet and host activities such as the Autumn Club and Horticultural Show.

During the 2014/15 season in an attempt to save the facility from closing our annual rent was increased to £12,000, with our small Hallen Committee, all of whom are volunteers having run the whole centre and maintain the grounds also. For the 2015/16 season Almondsbury Parish Council have asked us to take on the total cost of The Hallen Centre which is estimated to be over £20,000 per year and we are simply not in the position to sign a 'blank cheque'.

To try and avoid our 66 year old club folding, we as a football club have proposed a number of solutions to Almondsbury Parish Council which included renting the detached changing rooms and erecting a new club house, or even just continuing to lease the pitches but all have been denied us.

During our 40 years at Moorhouse Lane the ground has been turned from a ploughed field to a Southern League standard football ground. This has only happened through the love and dedication of a very small committee for the enjoyment of so many. To see this taken away by Almondsbury Parish Council citing financial reasons when they have £1.8million in the bank, and have just spent £1000's on a high profile solicitor to eject Hallen FC, is very hard to take.

Hallen FC have been model tenants since moving into The Centre, always paying their rent on time, and very feel hard done by.

65. Ban the football league play offs

The play offs are justified by the fact that they make extra money and prolong the interest in the season for any teams placed in mid-table positions.

However, for the fans, they cause largely heartbreak and an extra month of football-induced nerves.

66. Move Big Ten Football Championship Out Of Indiana

On Thursday, March 26th, 2015, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 101, more widely known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The act prevents the state of Indiana from passing any further laws that would "substantially burden" a person's religious practice. But due to the broad definition of "person" provided by the Act, RFRA potentially opens the door for widespread discrimination against persons of many minority groups, but especially members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual+ (LGBTQA+) community. Such discrimination could include being refused service at a restaurant, store, or hotel, simply due to an individual being transgender or gay.

College athletes and college students are diverse in their ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs. Their parents and fans are diverse in the same ways. Each and every one of these individuals deserves to be respected and treated as the full, valuable member of society that they are.

Would an LGBTQA+ student athlete feel comfortable and welcome in an openly discriminatory environment? Would an LGBTQA+ parent, sibling, alumni, or fan feel comfortable coming to Indiana for a major sporting event in an openly discriminatory environment?


Kenyan football has been stuck in a time warp, mainly due to a moribund leadership that increasingly appears to be out of touch with reality.

The game here now lags behind Global, Africa and East Africa.

This petition has been partly instituted by concerns over the mishandling and lack of clear foresight on how football has been handled in this country. It is not a secret that a majority of stakeholders of the game want a FIFA ban so much so that sanity can prevail.

68. BT: Please share the Champions League and Europa League with ITV

On 9 November 2013, BT Sports won the exclusive rights to show the Champions and Europa League competitions. The cost? £897 million.

Since 1992, ITV, the free to air terrestrial channel has shown Champions League football and for the past 20 years has shared the rights with pay per view broadcaster Sky.

This was a perfect arrangement that allowed those who could not and did not want to pay to watch the football on ITV and those who did not mind paying to watch on Sky with the knowledge they can always switch to ITV for coverage if they wanted.

ITV had more viewers. Dare I say millions more while Sky had the better analysis but it worked.

In 2011, the match between Manchester United and Barcelona was watched, at a peak, by 11.15 million on ITV. On Sky, at a peak, it was 2.2 million. That says it all especially when it comes to British teams.

BT have said that they are committed to showing at least one British team free during the competitions but what does 'free' mean? Is it 'free' if you have BT broadband? Is it 'free' if you have Virgin tv? What if people don't have BT broadband or virgin? Will it still be 'free' to them?

Please sign the petition below and let your voice be heard. Together hopefully, we can make a change!!

69. I support Carmella Dolphins

This is a petition to allow the Carmella Dolphins Y.A.A to enter into the UYFL Philadelphia NESAC league.

They are hesitant to allow us into the league because they feel like as a brand new organization, we may not have the support of the community and that we are too close to Moss Eagles A.A and may deplete their program. We are dedicated to the youth in this neighborhood.

We are truly focused on building the youth in this community into respectable young men and women by providing them an outlet to the everyday problems that exist all while having fun.

Please help us get this organization up and running by signing your name and showing your support.

70. Move Presidents' Day to Super Bowl Monday

The Super Bowl is the most watched and celebrated secular event in America. From the advertisements, to the halftime show, to the actual game, more than 140 million Americans annually indulge in the Big Game and all of its gridiron glory.

But unfortunately, the nation's biggest TV party falls annually on a Sunday, an ideal date for maximum viewership, but awful for those who have to tamp down their euphoria and prepare for work the following Monday.

So why not move a fairly forgotten holiday -- Presidents' Day -- to the Monday following the Super Bowl? Makes sense to you? Well then...

Let's do it for our country.

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Why is it that Americans and people all over the world have Anti-Bullying Campaigns and Rallies and Groups dedicated to stop the bullying of Children, but when it comes to Adults - there doesn't seem to be any boundaries? In fact, it's the Adults Bullying the Adults. When it is as blatantly displayed as it is right now by the Media and the NFL towards Marshawn Lynch, somebody has to take a stand. Seattle, who's with me?

After such a big win last night, 1/18/2015, all I could think about as I tried to calm down from my excitement of the game, was Marshawn and what the NFL will fine him for or what Media will say next, and how upset it made me.

Why is the NFL badgering and bullying Marshawn Lynch? They continuously try to ridicule him and fine him, whether it's for him speaking, or his lack thereof. For his gestures, for his shoes, you name it - the NFL will fine him for it. Why? What point is being made?

I read the other day, a very simple yet powerful quote that reads: "What Susie says of Sally, says more of Susie than of Sally" Well, what the NFL says of Marshawn Lynch says more of the NFL than of Marshawn.

I am a native of Seattle, and they City I know is a City that stands for each other. We will not sit back one more day and watch as the NFL continues to hurt somebody's pride, self-esteem, or take their money for no reason. In fact, if I know Seattle well enough, I would go so far as to say that we wouldn't stand for that behavior against any person, young, old, Seattle, or elsewhere.

This petition was written by myself, Nadia Agha of Seattle, Washington, and not instigated by any other person(s).

THE BULLYING MUST STOP TODAY. WE ALL WE GOT. WE ALL WE NEED. Please sign this petition, we need this to STOP.

72. Stop Fining Marshawn Lynch

Fining a american for not speaking is not only unreasonable, but it is also unconstitutiona.

For someone who clearly has anxiety, it is cruel to make them speak or be threatened with a fine just to promote the national football league.


It's all over youtube, NFL channel & ESPN NEWS.

74. Marcus Trufant Deserves a 2014 Superbowl Ring

Marcus Trufant is a Pacific Northwest Icon. Born and raised in Tacoma this human gift was not only presented to Lloyd and Constance Trufant, but to us as well on Christmas day, 1980.

Marcus has exemplified LEADERSHIP, INTEGRITY AND DETERMINATION. Being the oldest of 3, Marcus dedicated himself to being the ultimate role model to his younger brothers. His example resulted in his brothers Isaiah and Desmond Trufant becoming 2 of the NFL's PRIMO players.

Seattle Seahawks #23 proved to be one of the National Football leagues finest cornerbacks ever. Ten seasons and one day, of which 9 of those years and 1 day were dedicated to the 2014 SuperBowl winners.

In 2012 MANY of the 12's believe that Marcus Trufant's tremendous athletic contribution proved to be a major factor in setting the stage the Seattle Seahawks success which resulted in becoming 2013's SUPER BOWL XLVIII champs.

We strongly believe that MARCUS TRUFANT also deserves a well earned SUPER BOWL XLVIII CHAMPIONSHIP ring.

High school: Tacoma (WA) Wilson
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Debuted in 2003 for the Seattle Seahawks
Last played in 2012 for the Seattle Seahawks
2014 signed 1 day contract for Seahawk retirement

Career NFL statistics
Tackles 644
Quarterback sacks 2.0
Interceptions 21

75. The Coach John Willis Project

Coach John H. Willis came to Brunswick High School in or around 1980, as the Head Coach of The Brunswick High Football Team. Prior to the arrival of Coach Willis, the football program at Brunswick High School performed below average at best. There was no real direction or purpose to the program and very little community support. When Coach John Willis took over the Football program, he instituted the school Spirit called PIRATE PRIDE, and instilled the following philosophy inthe hearts and minds of the many young men under his direction: He consistently told all of us, "IF YOU WANT TO BE GREAT, YOU HAVE TO PAY THE PRICE!"

Coach John Willis sucessfully changed not only the culture of Football at Brunswick High School, but because many of his football players were multi sport athletes, his PIRATE PRIDE influence extended in all other athletic programs. The commitment to excellence of Coach John Willis resulted in The Brunswick High Pirates becoming Region Champions and even playing in the Finals of The State Championship.

Therefore, it is the desire of this petition to Immortalize Coach John H. Willis by respectfully petitioning The Glynn County Board of Education to amend it's Rules to name the practice field at BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL...... JOHN H. WILLIS field.

76. Vanarama Premier for FIFA 16

For years, FIFA players who support a team in the 5th tier of English football have not been able to use their teams despite making up a rather large audience.

Unfortunately, not having your favourite team can make the game more boring and we are therefore, less likely to play the game in the future.

This petition is for everyone who wants EA to include the Vanamara Conference in their game.

77. Stop Radio Stations from playing Eminem SHADY CXVPHER

Tony Stewart: It was found that there were no grounds for him to be put on trial for the death of Kevin Ward Jr. At a race track. This is the background on the Cypher that Eminem put out. has made a career off of shock value, and in case you were wondering, he's still pushing the envelope.

The 42-year-old rapper put out a new freestyle, SHADY CXVPHER, to help hype his new Shady Records compilation Shady XV, and it gets a little out of control.

[ Related: Eminem Means To Offend With New Track Rap God! ]

Following up rapper Royce Da 5'9", Em starts spittin', using his now-expected NSFW homophobic slurs and referencing violence several times, before he even mentions Lana Del Rey.

Then, about halfway through the freestyle, Marshall Mathers broaches the subject of Ray Rice brutally hitting his now-wife Janay Rice. He raps:

"But I may fight for gay rights, especially if they dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice

Play nice? Bitch I'll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance

'Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens."

Oddly, LDR said back in 2012 that she "f*cking love[s] Eminem," but we wonder how she'll feel now.

And did we mention he also goes after Britney Spears and Tony Stewart too??? He offensively raps:

"When I start shifting gears and sh*t besmears all over Britney Spears and these little Disney queers who use chicks for beards?….

When I step in the vocal booth like I'm supposed to do and I murder you on a fuckin' track like Tony Stewart."

While a fierce freestyle, almost everything Eminem says is offensive in one way or another, but that's how he's built his entire career!

Em is in it for the shock value, and he succeeded at that once again. We still urge him not to promote hate and violence, but we have a feeling it won't do much good.

Ch-ch-check out the entire verse (above), and skip to 3:50 if you don't want to hear allll the NSFW lyrics, just these.

Tags: Britney Spears, eminem, football, Janay Rice, lana del rey, Marshall Mathers, music minute, Royce Da 59, SHADY CXVPHER, Shady Records, Shady XV, Tony Stewart, violence, zportz

78. FOOTBALL - Play Smart Play Safe

The current penalty for a helmet to helmet hit is an unsportsmanlike conduct call with a 15 yard penalty against the team. There are currently no consequences for the player who executes the hit.

Coaches, Trainers, Doctors, Parents and Players agree, not enough is being done to protect the players. If a professional player is fined for a helmet to helmet hit, then why aren’t there stiffer penalties for younger players on all levels? It’s no secret that severe injuries occur such as concussions, spinal injuries or even death as a result of a helmet to helmet hit.

The New Rule should be: Immediate ejection of the player and a minimum of a one game suspension. Severe injuries can be reduced and perhaps avoided if the players are retaught to play smarter, safer football.

Your support in exposing this problem will bring awareness and develop an appropriate solution. If players are given proper training on a regular basis and are penalized appropriately, perhaps we will see the number of head injuries greatly reduced and thus alleviate the number of players who experience brain damage later in life. Protect our players…play smart, play safe.

79. ROWVA/Mid-county School District

This petition is designed to bring a voice to the school board on Oct. 20th. As of now children are not allowed to play on playground during school events like football games even with adult supervision. The children and the parents were kicked off the playground area at the last home game by school staff.

It is not a written policy that the playground is closed during these events. Families should be able to utilize these area if they choose to.

Please help me in getting a policy written that allows families to use what we pay for every year with our tax monies.

Not only that but to give our kids what they deserve. To be able to play on the play ground.


We the fans are fed up with tony romo's careless plays in every season! We need a Super Bowl minded quarterback who will take us all the and stop embarrassing us!

We are "AMERICA'S TEAM" not "AMERICA'S JOKE team".

Win lose or tie Cowboy fan till we die,B UT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH NOMORE ROMO! No more romo! Romo must go!

81. Better and Safer Access at Drakes Creek Park

On several occasions the traffic into and out of Drakes Creek Park has reached unsafe situations. Traffic delays continue to get worse. Bad weather exacerbates the problem.

In addition to Hendersonville residents who use Drakes Creek Park, non-residents come here for tournaments and regular events. Athletes (young and old) and their families come from many parts of the country to Drakes Creek Park.

Our city's park system is an incredible asset. That level of service needs to continue. We need the City of Hendersonville to develop some solutions to the traffic problem at Drakes Creek Park. This should be a priority for time and money.

82. The Voices Of "ONE BUFFALO"

Decades of losing seasons by the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres organizations.

83. Change the Blackout restrictions on Super Bowl and other championship type games

There is a need to change blackout rules since I live in southern Indiana.

I get Blacked-out from Chicago area. I am 500 miles away it is unfair to think I can run to Chicago every time there is a black out. I also get blackedout of Saint Louse as well and I am 300 miles from there as well. I have been in California and blocked there over 300 miles so I now live on a low income.

I don't have the money to go see these games when my team that I want to see is blocked due to these extreme distances from where I live.

84. Close Old Firm Banter Facebook page

''The above facebook page'' was supposed to be a Banter page. It turns out not to be the case. It's a hate page against decent people who have Died due to illness or are dieing due to illness.

I would like the support from all decent Football fans to get this page closed.

85. Stop S4C cutting Monday Night Sgorio

Sgorio is/was a program on S4C showing highlights from the Welsh Premier League (& more) which has been going for 26 years, for the sake of the National Football League of Wales (Welsh Premier League) I and others would like S4C to re-think cutting Sgorio from their Schedule.

86. Sack Coach James Akwasi Appiah

Mr Akwasi Appiah failed Ghana in the African cup and also the world cup so why give him more contracts?

Would any serious minded coach like mourinho , loew etc make this comment when he told the media he was waiting to see a strong US team get tired before introducing some key players? He cant control his players let alone coach them and even cries in front of his players?

Nigerian coach Keshi won the African cup and progressed to next stage of the world cup but resigned honourably so why are they trying to renew the contract for him. Akwasi Appiah can never win us anything so pls join my quest.

87. Give a Child a Chance

As a parent you never want to see your child or any other child suffer. This leads me to our story. Tommy Caison is known for his Athletic ability all over the East Coast. But a bad decision and one night changed his life, maybe forever. Everyone makes mistakes, and we hope to learn from them! At the height of his Jr. year, Tommy and the Central Falcons Varsity Football team were headed to the Regional playoffs, when a so-called friends ask Tommy to hang out.

After injuring his ankle the previous game, he limped his way into the vehicle, they would end up at a cabin. The friends stole some firearms, and the way the system works is all parties are guilty. After spending 7 months in a Juvenile facility, Tommy has successfully finished his program, 30 days early, with the love and respect of the Administrators of the program.

So as any American citizen who has served his debt to society, he has changed his friends and his life for the better. So here is the problem… after doing everything possible to successfully complete the program, Tommy had to had to complete his Jr yr. while being away, which he did. Tommy doesn't even need to go a full school year to graduate this year. But the issue is, Tommy is on the radar with many Div. 1 colleges, and with a Sr. Year he could earn his way to college. This decision was left up to the principal at Central High School here in Woodstock, Melissa Hensley, a former collegiate athlete herself. But she has failed Tommy at this point not allowing him to participate in sports his Sr. yr. Which to me, sounds like "Double Jeopardy" if you pay your debt to society and have to live your life knowing that people that don't know you will judge you for past, would seem like punishment enough! When did we stop caring about kids and care more about the way the school looks to others? In this day and age we see more children's lives cut short and sent to correctional facilities more than ever!

Please sign this petition and leave comments as we take this fight to the School Board Superintendent. We need all the people in this county, state, and Country to take a stand when it comes to our children! Again, I'm not saying that consequences aren't required but I think people take authority to a whole new level. Please find it in your heart to help is with this cause.

88. Add Byron Parker to CFL on TSN


Being a proud fan of the CFL, I would do anything to support the league as a whole.

There has been something that has been bugging me recently, the missing factor from the CFL on TSN panel. Someone to represent probably the most important part of the game we all love:

The defence.

I believe, Byron Parker would be the obvious choice. His allstar stats on the field (three time CFL allstar, nine career Interceptions returned for Touchdowns.. to name a few), his knowledge of the game are definitely reason enough to have him added to the current CFL on TSN panel, and I must add that his persona and charisma are hard to ignore too. A definite winning combination that would fit in perfectly and add that much needed defensive side of the ball insight that is currently missing.


89. Please televise AFL Free To Air Live Channel 7

The AFL awarded contracts to televise AFL games from 2012 through to 2016 to Foxtel, Channel Seven and Telstra.

The broadcast rights include:

• A minimum of four Matches per week Live or Near Live on free to air;

• All 42 home and away matches involving teams from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia broadcast on free to air television in your home state; and

• All Nine Matches per week Live from FOX Sports on Foxtel and Austar and Fox IP television and live on mobile via Telstra.

AFL fans in many regional areas of Australia have enjoyed live coverage on free to air television of home and away games of there home teams for many years. There is a swelling of discontent in regional Australia individuals and city individuals holidaying in regional Australia at the increasing delays of home and away games televised on free to air television station Channel 7 involving teams from the individuals home states.

We need to make the AFL and Free to Air Television station Channel 7 aware that we want live free to air games in regional Australia. Please take 30 seconds to stand up and be counted on this issue.

If you are from regional Australia or a city based individual that holidays in regional Australia and want to watch your AFL team live on free to air television in regional areas we need your help by simply signing this petition before the end of the current AFL televising contract 2015.

90. All Premiership Clubs must field at least five UK players every game

This is to try and make every Premier League club field a minimum of five UK players for every game as a minimum.

Until this is done we will never have national home sides able to compete at international competitions.