Football

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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Google investigating abuse on Maps service

By Josh Jackman, February 9, 2015

Google is investigating how the description “Essex jews place of worship” was added to Liverpool’s Anfield stadium on its Maps service.

The phrase appeared on the site for three hours on Monday, ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match at Anfield on tomorrow night.

Google has now removed it.

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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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Former England boss Terry Venables’s latest selection – a team of Israel high-tech companies

By Sandy Rashty, January 27, 2015

Former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman and Terry Venables, the former England manager, have chosen 20 Israeli companies specialising in sports technology to participate in a business delegation to the UK.

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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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Oldham Ched Evans deal is off

By Josh Jackman, January 8, 2015

Oldham Athletic’s proposed deal with convicted rapist Ched Evans has fallen through.

The club has bowed to pressure from sponsors and decided against signing Evans, who was released from Wymott Prison in Lancashire on October 17 after serving half of his five-year sentence.

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Oldham Athletic owner says Ched Evans deserves second chance

By Marcus Dysch, January 7, 2015

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Oldham Athletic owner Simon Corney has confirmed the club expects to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans in the coming days.

Speaking to the JC exclusively from New York, Mr Corney said the League One club believed the Welsh international striker had “served his time”.

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Whelan and Balotelli accept FA charges

By Josh Jackman, December 15, 2014

Dave Whelan and Mario Balotelli have accepted the Football Association’s charges for antisemitic comments.

Mr Whelan, chairman of Wigan Athletic, wrote to the FA on Saturday to say he was “misquoted and misrepresented,” but will not contest the charge that he called Jews “shrewd people” who “don’t like losing money.”

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FA charges Balotelli over Instagram post

By Josh Jackman, December 5, 2014

Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association for the allegedly antisemitic post he reblogged on Instagram.

A statement on the governing body’s website said: “It is alleged the Liverpool player breached FA Rule E3[1] in that his posting was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.

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Balotelli tells FA he is victim of racist abuse

By Josh Jackman, December 5, 2014

Mario Balotelli has submitted examples of racist abuse he has faced online as part of his observations to the Football Association.

The Liverpool striker has until 6pm today to give the FA investigation an explanation for his post on Instagram earlier this week which said Nintendo character Mario “grabs coins like a Jew”.

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