Football

Football fan 'let off' for Nazi salute

By Marcus Dysch, October 19, 2012

An anti-racism group has condemned a Premier League football club for the punishment imposed on a fan who made Nazi salutes at a match.

The 39-year-old supporter was arrested on suspicion of racial and religious harassment the day after the clash with Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park in August.

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Revealed: the forgotten Jews of English football

By Anthony Clavane, October 11, 2012

In a short item in the JC a few weeks ago, Leyton Orient fans were said to be “bemused by pictures of thousands of Orthodox Jews who used its stadium for an anti-internet rally”. This actually amused rather than bemused me. For, in researching my new book Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here? I made two discoveries.

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Anti-Israel activists ask Barcelona FC to uninvite Gilad Shalit

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

Anti-Israel activists in Spain have called on Barcelona football club to drop an invitation to Gilad Shalit to attend a derby game against Real Madrid.

The four-time European Cup winners offered the former prisoner of war tickets to the October 7 El Clásico match as a gesture of goodwill.

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Anti-Israel activists condemn Barcelona invite to Gilad Shalit

By Marcus Dysch, September 27, 2012

Anti-Israel activists have called on Barcelona football club to withdraw an invitation to Gilad Shalit to attend a derby game against Real Madrid.

The four-time European Cup winners offered the former prisoner of war tickets to the October 7 El Clásico match as a gesture of goodwill.

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'Racist' badges sold outside Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

By Sandy Rashty, September 20, 2012

Badges displaying antisemitic slogans were reportedly sold at a stall outside the Emirates Football stadium, the north London home of Arsenal football club, during the match against Southampton last Saturday afternoon.

The offensive badges, which allegedly stated “F*** off Yids”, were being sold by two men on the corner of Elfort Road, Islington.

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Strip Patnick of knighthood says MP Mann

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

Campaigners have called for a former MP to be stripped of his knighthood over his role in the Hillsborough disaster.

Sir Irvine Patnick represented the Sheffield Hallam constituency when 96 Liverpool fans died at the FA Cup semi-final held at the stadium in April 1989.

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Football fraudsters sentenced

By Marcus Dysch, August 30, 2012

Fraudsters who operated a website selling illegal Premier League football tickets have been given suspended prison sentences.

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Man charged over Twitter abuse of Ben Haim

By JC Reporter, August 27, 2012

A man has been charged over an abusive Twitter message sent to former Portsmouth defender Tal Ben Haim.

The tweet was sent to the Israeli footballer earlier this month. Its exact contents are not available, but it reportedly has racist content.

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Antisemitic chants at football game in Budapest

August 21, 2012

Hungarian authorities addressed the behaviour of fans who chanted antisemitic slogans during a football game between Hungary and Israel last Wednesday, 15 August.

Hungarian fans chanted “Stinking Jews” and “Heil Benito Mussolini,” turned their backs during Hatikva and waved Palestinian and Iranian flags throughout the match in Budapest.

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Muamba life-saving medics honoured

By Marcus Dysch, August 16, 2012

Two doctors who saved the life of footballer Fabrice Muamba have received a special award for their efforts.

Cardiologist Andrew Deaner and Bolton Wanderers’ club doctor Jonathan Tobin, a member of Mill Hill Synagogue, were among the first on the scene when the midfielder collapsed from a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and the Lancashire side in March.

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