Oldham Athletic owner says Ched Evans deserves second chance

By Marcus Dysch, January 7, 2015


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”.


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.”


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.


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”.


FA gives Dave Whelan extra time to respond to racism charge

By Josh Jackman, December 4, 2014

Dave Whelan has been given another week by the Football Association to respond to a charge of racism.

The Wigan Athletic chairman facing action over his comments that Jews are “shrewd people” who “chase money more than everybody else”.


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”.


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.


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”.


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”.


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.