Football

Israeli FA yellow cards kippah goal celebrations

By Simon Griver, October 24, 2013

The Israeli Football Association has instructed referees to yellow-card players who put on kippot to celebrate goals.

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World Cup host Qatar blanks out Israeli flag

By Bernard Josephs, October 24, 2013

The suitability of Qatar as a site for international sport was called into question this week after the organisers of the Swimming World Cup in the capital, Doha, failed to display the name “Israel” during broadcasts of the competition and the Israeli flag was removed from outside the venue.

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Spurs consult fans over Y-word

By Charlotte Oliver, October 24, 2013

Tottenham Hotspur has responded to the continuing controversy over the word “Yid” by asking for the views of 70,000 of its supporters.

The club has emailed a survey to all its season-ticket holders and members. It asks fans where they stand on the chants using the Y-word and includes recent media coverage on the issue.

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Brady B v Camden Park

By Danny Caro, October 21, 2013

Camden Park claimed a morale-boosting first win of the season as they crushed Division One leaders Brady B.

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Winners get to Wembley

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 21, 2013

As part of an award from the Football Association, the Manchester Jewish Soccer League top brass enjoyed a VIP night watching England’s footballers secure World Cup qualification by beating Poland at Wembley.

The MJSL was recognised as the best grass-roots league in the region in the award, promoting equality and respectful behaviour.

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Concern over policing after fan’s Y-word arrest

By Charlotte Oliver, October 10, 2013

A Tottenham Hotspur fan was arrested in connection with chanting the word “Yid” at Spurs’ home game against West Ham United at the weekend.

The unnamed 51-year-old man was arrested at half-time in the east stand at White Hart Lane stadium. He was held in custody at a north London police station and subsequently bailed to appear in November while the police carried out an investigation.

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Arsene Wenger, David Bernstein and David Pleat team up for Four Four Jew opening

By Barry Toberman, October 10, 2013

Arsene Wenger and David Dein were the Arsenal stars, David Pleat came from Spurs, former FA chairman David Bernstein flew the flag for Manchester City, David Gold represented West Ham and ex-Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier gave a Merseyside flavour to the hottest footballing ticket in town - the launch of Four Four Jew at the Jewish Museum in Camden.

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A winner for Wenger

October 10, 2013

The opening of Four Four Jew — the exhibition celebrating the Jewish contribution to football — attracted a full house to the Jewish Museum this week.

Such was the crowd that ex-Arsenal and Football Association luminary David Dein observed that had he known, he would have installed a turnstile.

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Police warn Spurs fan over Yid chants

By Charlotte Oliver, October 3, 2013

A Tottenham Hotspur fan has been given an official police warning for chanting the Y word, in what is believed to be the first such incident since the Football Association issued its crackdown on the use of the word.

Paul Baines was handed the written warning while watching last Saturday’s match between Spurs and Chelsea at Spurs’ White Hart Lane stadium.

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Museum is all set for the big kick-off

By Barry Toberman, October 3, 2013

Joanne Rosenthal fits the cynical profile of the Manchester United fan. She lives in London — although she was raised in Salford — and rarely attends games. But she is a pivotal player in the upcoming Jewish Museum, Camden, exhibition showcasing the Jewish contribution to football, on and off the pitch, and the influence the beautiful game has exerted on Jewish life in this country.

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