Football

Hull City player fined for praising Anelka’s quenelle

By Marcus Dysch, April 24, 2014

The Football Association has fined Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo £15,000 after he tweeted support for Nicolas Anelka’s infamous quenelle gesture.

Sagbo will also be forced to take part in an education programme as punishment for claiming Anelka was a “legend” when he performed the antisemitic sign.

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Football’s racist ills are debated

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 10, 2014

Top football writers and a lawyer engaged in a spirited argument this week over efforts to criminalise the term, “Yid”, and the police’s record in tackling antisemitism in the game.

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Anelka will serve his ban in full, FA insist

By Daniel Easterman, April 10, 2014

The Football Association expects Nicolas Anelka to serve his five-match ban if he signs for Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro.

The player was suspended and fined £80,000 for performing an antisemitic gesture during a Premier League match but was sacked by his former club, West Bromwich Albion, for gross misconduct before he could serve the ban.

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FA charges Sagbo and Assou-Ekotto over the quenelle

By Marcus Dysch, April 1, 2014

The Football Association has charged two Premier League footballers with improper conduct relating to the quenelle.

Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo and Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto had both posted messages on Twitter relating to the antisemitic gesture.

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Chopped liver and football: a love story

By Ronnie Landau, March 28, 2014

I have been married more than once — more than twice actually — and have enjoyed (sometimes endured) several relationships both before, and in between my various marriages.

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Southampton fan questioned over 'racist behaviour' at Spurs match

By Marcus Dysch, March 25, 2014

A supporter of Southampton football team has been questioned on suspicion of racist behaviour at last weekend's Premier League match with Tottenham Hotspur.

The 57-year-old was reported to police by two fellow Southampton fans during Sunday's game at White Hart Lane.

He was arrested and questioned by officers on suspicion of a "racially aggravated" offense.

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Ex-FA man says Anelka ban debate is a sideshow

By Daniel Easterman, March 20, 2014

The debate over the length of Nicolas Anelka’s ban for performing an antisemitic gesture during a Premier League football match is “cartoonish”, “bickering” and a “sideshow”.

That is the view of Simon Johnson, the chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, and a former director of corporate affairs at the Football Association.

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Hendon Utd SC A vs Camden Park

By Danny Caro, March 17, 2014

Yishai Last (2), Avidan Last and Danny Kon sent the Hammers to Wingate as they compounded more misery on a brave Camden Park team in the Cyril Anekstein Cup semi-final following a 5-2 win at Hadley FC.

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Charges dropped against Spurs fans who used Y-word

By Charlotte Oliver, March 7, 2014

Three Tottenham Hotspur fans charged with criminal offences for using the word “Yid” have had their charges dropped, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

Supporters Gary Whybrow, 31, Sam Parsons, 24 and Peter Ditchman, 52, appeared in Highbury Court on Friday, after being accused of racial harassment in connection with the Y-word.

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Anelka told FA commission he knew nothing of Holocaust and "Jewish stories"

By Daniel Easterman, March 6, 2014

West Bromwich Albion player Nicolas Anelka implied that he was unaware of the Holocaust in his evidence to the Football Association’s independent commission investigating his quenelle gesture.

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