Football

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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FA releases full Anelka judgment

By Daniel Easterman, March 6, 2014

The Football Association's independent commission has released its written reasons explaining why it banned West Bromwich Albion player Nicolas Anelka for five matches.

The report, which runs to 35 pages, provides the witness statements from Anelka, and arguments from both his and the FA's legal teams.

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Nicolas Anelka banned and fined by FA for quenelle gesture

By Daniel Easterman and Marcus Dysch, February 27, 2014

West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has been banned by the Football Association for five matches and fined £80,000 for performing an antisemitic quenelle gesture.

The FA said it did not believe the French footballer was antisemitic or had intended to promote antisemitism.

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Street stalls continue to sell 'Yid' merchandise at Arsenal stadium

By Sandy Rashty, February 20, 2014

Street vendors have continued to sell “yid” merchandise outside the Emirates Stadium, despite the threat of action by Islington Council.

Badges that read “Keep Calm, Hate the Yids!” were spotted ahead of the FA Cup tie between Arsenal and Liverpool on Sunday.

A Jewish Arsenal fan, who did not want to be identified, reported the ongoing sale to police on standby.

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British embassy’s goal is peace through football

By Marcus Dysch, February 7, 2014

An initiative launched by the British embassy in Israel will bring together Jewish and Arab children to play football in a bid to show them ways they can live and work together.

Co-existence Through Football will see UK diplomats work with The Equalizer, a grassroots not-for-profit group collaborating with Israel’s Education Ministry to help children from disadvantaged communities.

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