Football

Three men charged over use of Y-word at Spurs

By Marcus Dysch, January 21, 2014

Three men have been charged by police with using the term "Yid" at Tottenham's White Hart Lane stadium.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the trio - who are all Spurs fans - would appear in court next month.

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Nicolas Anelka charged by FA over quenelle gesture

By Daniel Easterman, January 21, 2014

The Football Association has charged the West Bromwich Albion footballer Nicolas Anelka over his quenelle gesture.

In a statement issued this morning, the FA said it was alleged that Anelka "made a gesture which was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper, contrary to FA Rule E3[1]".

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Kicking out falsehoods

By Robert Low, January 20, 2014

There can rarely have been more of an innocent abroad than Lance-Corporal Ron Jones at the start of the Second World War. Born near Newport, he was working in a Cardiff steel forgings factory when he was called up by the South Wales Borderers as a result, he claims, of a clerical error, a fact that still nettles him at the age of 96.

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Kick It Out threatens JC over Anelka

By Daniel Easterman, January 15, 2014

Kick It Out, the organisation charged with tackling racism in football, reacted to concerns over its failure to condemn Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle gesture by threatening to take legal action against the JC.

The newspaper had questioned the group’s commitment to fighting antisemitism in the game in an article published last Thursday.

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Now we've become the villains says Jewish West Brom fan

By Daniel Easterman, January 10, 2014

A Jewish West Bromwich Albion supporter has spoken of her "strange and precarious position" in trying to support the club she loves after Nicolas Anelka's quenelle goal celebration.

Rachel Baron Singer, 30, from Illinois in the United States, became a West Bromwich fan after looking for a "plucky mid-table" team to support.

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Police investigate tweets after Arsenal and Tottenham clash

By Marcus Dysch, January 7, 2014

Police are assessing whether Twitter users who posted a series of antisemitic messages after the FA Cup derby between Arsenal and Tottenham should face criminal charges.

A number of offensive tweets – most referring to the Holocaust – from fans of both clubs were highlighted following a bad-tempered match at the Emirates Stadium in north London on Saturday.

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Blizzard Storm vs Redbridge JC B

By Danny Caro, January 6, 2014

Redbridge Jewish Care B boosted their title hopes with an impressive performance and result against a Blizzard Storm team that had beaten them earlier in the season.

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Jeremy Peace: hard man in charge at West Brom

By Charlotte Oliver, January 2, 2014

Some football club owners prefer to watch their teams from a distance — not so Jeremy Peace.

For the past 11 years — after taking over as West Bromwich Albion’s chairman in 2002 and then becoming the majority shareholder in 2005 — he has been resolutely hands-on.

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Better fascist than gay in football

By Martin Bright, January 2, 2014

The premiership footballer Nicolas Anelka has identified himself as a fascist sympathiser. It really is as simple as that.

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Anelka ‘hate gesture must lead to long ban’

By Daniel Easterman, January 2, 2014

A leading adviser to the Football Association, and the head of a body representing European Jews, have attacked West Bromwich Albion football club for its response to Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle gesture.

Alex Goldberg, who set up the FA’s commission on antisemitism, told the JC that the club’s behaviour since the incident had been “foolish and weak”.

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