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Antisemitic incidents in football up by 14 per cent

By Josh Jackman, September 4, 2015

Antisemitic incidents in football are on the rise, according to the latest figures.

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has reported a 14 per cent increase during the 2014-15 season, with 65 cases brought to the attention of the authorities.

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Kick It Out head, Lord Ouseley, attacks FA’s decision not to act over Malky Mackay texts

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2015

The head of football anti-racism group Kick It Out has condemned the Football Association’s decision not to charge manager Malky Mackay over a series of racist, sexist, homophobic and antisemitic messages.

Lord Ouseley said the matter should not be dismissed simply because the texts were regarded as private.

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No FA charge for Malky Mackay over ‘Jew’ messages

By Josh Jackman, July 16, 2015

The Football Association has said it will not charge football manager Malky Mackay over a series of racist, sexist, homophobic and antisemitic messages.

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Palestinian FA drops bid to suspend Israel

By Sandy Rashty, May 29, 2015

The Jewish Leadership Council has applauded the decision to drop the proposal to suspend the Israel Football Association at the Fifa Congress.

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Ex-Fifa official Jack Warner blamed Zionism over losing his job

By Rosa Doherty, May 28, 2015

A former Fifa vice-president who was arrested on bribery charges as part of a raid on officials of football's governing body blamed “Zionism” after being implicated in a previous bribery scandal.

Jack Warner was held in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday on suspicion of bribery.

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Dave Whelan resigns as Wigan chairman

By Josh Jackman, March 3, 2015

Dave Whelan has resigned as chairman of Wigan saying that advancing age and increasing commitments abroad means “it is time to hand over the reins”.

The decision comes three months after he promised to quit his position if found guilty of racism by the Football Association.

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Kick It Out reports rise in football antisemitism

By Josh Jackman, March 3, 2015

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has reported that antisemitic incidents are already higher in the first half of this season than throughout the entire 2013/14 campaign.

The group revealed that there were 59 reported cases of antisemitism from August to December 28 last year, two higher than during the whole of the previous season.

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Football agents banned and fined by FA over player transfer

By Josh Jackman, February 26, 2015

Two Jewish football agents have been banned and fined after admitting to breaking Football Association rules during a transfer last year.

Alex Levack and Matthew Kleinman were banned for seven months and fined £7,500 each after concealing from the FA their involvement and pay they received during Dale Stephens’ move from Charlton Athletic to Brighton and Hove Albion in January 2014.

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Football club director charged by FA over ‘Yids’ remark

By Josh Jackman, February 20, 2015

A non-league football club’s director has resigned after being charged by the Football Association for calling Tottenham Hotspur “yids”.

Graham O’Callaghan, commercial manager of eighth-tier side Kendal Town, wrote on Facebook: “yes, Chelsea versus the yids cup final” in response to Spurs reaching the League Cup final.

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Anelka free to play in England after completing FA quenelle punishment

By Josh Jackman, February 2, 2015

Footballer Nicolas Anelka, who was banned for making a quenelle gesture, is free to play in England again.

The Football Association has confirmed that the former Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea striker recently completed his mandatory education course, in addition to serving a five-game ban, and therefore can again join a club in England.

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