Football

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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Anelka agrees not to perform "Nazi salute" again

By Daniel Easterman, December 30, 2013

Footballer Nicolas Anelka has promised he will not use the “quenelle” gesture in future.

The West Bromwich Albion player sparked controversy after performing the gesture, which has been described as a "reverse Nazi salute", as part of a goal celebration.

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France mulls ban on Dieudonne after Anelka Nazi-style salute

By Rosa Doherty, December 30, 2013

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has said he is considering banning the comedian Dieudonné's shows in January over concerns for public safety.

The announcement came following a Premier League football match on Saturday at which footballer Nicolas Anelka, a friend of Dieudonne, gave a Nazi-style salute said to have been popularised by the comedian.

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FA investigates Nicolas Anelka over "Nazi salute" goal celebration

By JC Reporter, December 29, 2013

The Football Association is investigating the West Bromwich Albion player Nicolas Anelka over his alleged antisemitic goal celebration.

Anelka performed a "quenelle", a gesture that has been described as a "reverse Nazi salute", after scoring in his club's 3-3 draw with West Ham.

Anelka said later he was paying tribute to the controversial French comedian, Dieudonné.

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Global sports gaming is our top goal

By Daniel Easterman, December 20, 2013

For many UK citizens, sports betting and fantasy football are popular pastimes.

At least four million people in the UK play fantasy sport games, according to London-based entrepreneur David Galan, who has fused the football and betting industries with his gaming company, Picklive.

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