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FA investigating Mario Balotelli over Jews and money post

By Josh Jackman, December 2, 2014

The Football Association is investigating an allegedly antisemitic post by Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

The footballer reblogged another user’s image on Instagram last night that featured the Nintendo character Mario, with the caption “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew”.

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FA charge Dave Whelan over claim that Jews chase money

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2014

The Football Association has charged Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan with breaching its rules on racism.

The charge follows Mr Whelan’s comments last week in which he claimed Jews “chase money”.

After opening its investigation last week, the governing body received a submission from the club owner on Wednesday.

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Criticism of Dave Whelan grows as Jewish leaders wait for FA response

By Marcus Dysch, November 21, 2014

The Community Security Trust has accused Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan of reflecting “the persistence of dinosaur attitudes in football” after his antisemitic comments relating to Jews and money.

Mr Whelan issued an apology after he claimed the Jews “chase money more than everybody else” and said “Jewish people love money”.

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Football club chief apologises after saying Jews chase money

By JC Reporter, November 21, 2014

The owner of Wigan Athletic football club has been forced to apologise after making antisemitic comments about Jewish attitudes to money.

Dave Whelan said that Jews “chase money more than everybody else”, adding: ”Jewish people love money”.

Mr Whelan also said that there was “nothing bad” about calling a person of Chinese origin a “chink”.

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West Brom boss reveals why he had to sack Anelka

By JC Reporter, October 20, 2014

Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle gesture embarrassed and damaged West Bromwich Albion, the club’s chairman has said.

Speaking for the first time about the affair, Jeremy Pearce said it had been a “huge issue in terms of our standing”.

West Brom terminated the player’s contract after he had made the gesture – a form of Nazi salute – during a Premier League match in December 2013.

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Teams charged by FA over abuse

By Josh Jackman, October 20, 2014

A Sunday League player who allegedly shouted antisemitic abuse during a match against Jewish team Manchester Maccabi has been charged by the Football Association.

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Kick It Out reports Liverpool new year hate tweets to police

By JC Reporter, October 3, 2014

Football anti-racism body Kick It Out has reported to the police the antisemitic tweets that followed a Rosh Hashanah greeting from Liverpool FC.

Liverpool had posted the new year greeting on its Twitter feed, which is followed by 3.24 million people.

It read: “Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah.”

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FA hands out tactics for the festival season

By Naomi Firsht, October 2, 2014

Premier League footballers should now know all about succahs, fasting and the Days of Awe thanks to a new initiative by the Football Association.

The sport's governing body has sent detailed factsheets about the High Holy Days to professonal and amateur clubs throughout England in a bid to improve religious understanding within football.

Called Tishri & Football - a reference to the Jewish

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Liverpool will act over new year hate tweets

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 2, 2014

Liverpool Football Club is expected to take a tough line with tweeters who responded to the club's Rosh Hashanah greeting with a torrent of racist messages.

A source at the club told the JC that Liverpool was considering banning anyone convicted of sending the tweets from attending matches at its Anfield stadium.

The news comes after the club was crticised by the city's Jewish community for

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Liverpool FC Rosh Hashanah tweet prompts torrent of hate

By Naomi Firsht, September 29, 2014

A Rosh Hashanah tweet from Liverpool Football Club was removed after it received a barrage of antisemitic abuse online.

The club tweeted on Thursday night: “Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah.”

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