Football

Spurs fans still ‘sing what they want’

By Marcus Dysch, September 24, 2013

Spurs supporters cheered their side to victory on Sunday with chants of “Yid army” and “we’ll sing what we want”, only days after the JC revealed that David Cameron sanctioned the use of the word that has caused so much controversy.

They defied threats of prosecution as their side beat Cardiff City in Wales — and even won the backing of one of their most celebrated players.

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Hungary: our Euro 2020 hosts?

By Valentina Jovanovski, September 18, 2013

On the heels of yet another antisemitic incident at a football match in Hungary, the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) has announced that it is bidding to host Euro 2020.

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David Baddiel says David Cameron is wrong over Y-word

September 18, 2013

Writer and comedian David Baddiel has criticised David Cameron for saying use of the word Yid by some football fans is not hate speech.

In an exclusive interview with the JC, the Prime Minister said that supporters of Tottenham Hotspur, who refer to themselves as Yiddos in terrace chants, should not face criminal charges.

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CST: Do not prosecute Spurs fans for using Y-word

By Marcus Dysch, September 17, 2013

The Community Security Trust has said it does not back criminal prosecutions for Spurs fans who use the word "Yid" in terrace football chants.

The charity moved to clarify its position following a week of debate on the issue, capped by Prime Minister David Cameron telling the JC that fans should not be prosecuted for using the term unless motivated by hate.

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FC Team A v Brady Maccabi A

By Danny Caro, September 16, 2013

Brady came from behind to win a keenly-contested clash against FC Team A in the MGBSFL Premier Division.

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Italy rediscovers a hero of football, lost to Shoah

By Rossella Tercatin, September 15, 2013

Some have compared Arpad Weisz to Josè Mourinho, for their extraordinary relationship with their players, their innovative leadership styles and the attention paid to the psychological aspects of coaching a football team.

Not to mention the fact that Arpad Weisz was also a winner — the Hungarian Jew led Bologna FC and Inter Milan to championship victories in the 1920s and the 1930s.

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What’s the score? It’s Yom Kippur

By James Masters, September 13, 2013

Yom Kippur – the day where there’s no water, no food and worst of all, no football.

Old men with beards muttered to themselves, the girls in the gallery looked at me and then quickly turned the other way once I caught them staring and then there was the drone of the Rabbi’s sermon.

I couldn’t cope – and my parents knew.

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Israel and Palestinians do ‘historic’ soccer deal

By Shira Rubin, September 13, 2013

The heads of the Israeli and Palestinian football associations shook hands in a closed-door meeting in Zurich last week in an effort to resolve issues related to Israeli security measures affecting Palestinian footballers.

The talks were brokered by Fifa, the game’s international governing body, of which both the Israeli and Palestinian football associations are members.

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Fans split as FA gives Y-word the red card

By Josh Jackman, September 12, 2013

Football supporters have given a mixed reaction to a move by the game’s governing body to brand the word “Yid” offensive and warn that fans using the term could be liable to criminal charges.

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Chronicler: Jump off this idiotic bandwagon

By Stephen Pollard, September 12, 2013

As of now, I’m not one of the 30 per cent of British men with a criminal record.

I say “as of now” because this may be about to change.

On Tuesday, the Football Association revived that perennial, the Y-word on the terraces.

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