Setting up an ad-hoc team of international scholars – including Antonella Forganni, Sébastien Louis, Nils Havemann, Kamila Grzéskowiak, and Ramon Llopis-Goig – Albrecht and David addressed the issue in a truly interdisciplinary manner, drawing on input from sociology, history, anthropology and law, but also on insight from linguistics and management studies. Over 40 in-depth interviews with a wide variety of football actors and scholars were carried out.
The report was released in English in November 2015, at a press conference in Paris, in presence of UNESCO’s general director Irina Bokova, and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli. Its final title was “Colour? What Colour? Report on Racism and Discrimination in Football”. It was subsequently translated into French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, and it still available online.