Football Association

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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Football manager George Borg banned over Hitler jibe

By Josh Jackman, January 28, 2015

A football manager has been banned for five games and fined by the Football Association for telling supporters of a Jewish club: "You may be winning, but Hitler is going to deal with you."

George Borg threatened Wingate and Finchley fans during an Isthmian League Premier Division match in August.

He subsequently left his job at Enfield Town.

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Whelan will not appeal FA ban

By Josh Jackman, January 8, 2015

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan will not appeal the Football Association’s decision to give him a six-week ban and £50,000 fine for breaking racism rules.

Mr Whelan’s suspension will come into effect on Thursday evening, meaning that the chairman will be barred from “football and football activities” until February 19.

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FA fines Dave Whelan £50,000 over remarks about Jews

By JC Reporter, December 31, 2014

Dave Whelan, the owner of Wigan Athletic, has been handed a £50,000 fine and a six-week ban from football activities by the Football Association for his remarks about Jewish and Chinese people.

Mr Whelan had accepted a charge of breaking FA rules after saying in an interview last month that Jewish people were “shrewd” and chased money more than everybody else.

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