Football

Glazer death prompts flurry of hate on Twitter

By Sandy Rashty, May 29, 2014

Dozens of antisemitic comments have been posted on Twitter following the death of Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer on Wednesday.

The American billionaire, who was descended from Lithuanian Jews, died aged 85 after suffering ill health following two strokes in 2006.

One Twitter user, under the name Calma_Uefalona, wrote: “Stupid jew finally died….. Yes thank u Lord” (sic).

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Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies

By Sandy Rashty, May 29, 2014

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer died on Wednesday aged 85.

The American Jewish billionaire, born in Rochester, New York, suffered ill health following two strokes in 2006.

He was said to have been experiencing impaired speech and limited mobility.

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Football Association probes futsal hate claim

By Charlotte Oliver, May 15, 2014

Jewish sport organisation Maccabi GB has complained to the Football Association after players at a five-a-side tournament were antisemitically abused.

The incident took place during a FA Futsal Cup match in Barking, east London, on Sunday, between Maccabi GB and Kaunas Futsal, when opposition supporters called the Maccabi players “dirty Jews”.

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Roy Hodgson tells CST key to managing England

By Sandy Rashty, May 9, 2014

England football manager Roy Hodgson recalled a visit to Auschwitz with some of his players during a fundraising breakfast for the Community Security Trust on Friday.

According to a blog posted on the CST website after the event; Mr Hodgson, who visited the concentration camp in Poland in 2012, said members of the England squad had been keen to learn more about the Shoah prior to the visit.

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Henry Swerner Cup Final

By Danny Caro, May 8, 2014

Bradley Lazarus was the match-winner as London Maccabi Lions came from behind to beat league champions North London Raiders in the HSC Final at Wingate & Finchley. Here's how the action unfolded. Photos: Marc Morris

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Loughton Orient vs L'Equipe

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2014

Loughton Orient bid farewell to the MGBSFL in style as they stopped L'Equipe from winning the Division Three title with a 2-1 victory in Chigwell on the final day of the season. Here's the best of the action. Photos: Marc Morris

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Ferguson tells CST: Moyes was dignified, had integrity

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 24, 2014

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told a CST lunch today that ousted manager David Moyes was “dignified”, had great integrity and was a hard worker in what appear to be his first public comments on the sacking of his successor.

Over 200 people attended the fundraising lunch , organised by the antisemitism research and security charity.

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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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