Blog – Football

  • Antisemitic chanting by West Ham United supporters

    23 Feb 2015 by CST

    CST welcomes today's statement by Lord Ouseley, Chair of football's anti-discriminiation campaign Kick It Out, in which he condemns antisemitic chanting by some West Ham United supporters on their way to yesterday's match against Tottenham Hotspur.

  • Give Antisemitism the Boot

    21 Nov 2014 by CST

    Reported remarks about Jews and money by Wigan football club's respected owner, Dave Whelan, reflect the persistence of dinosaur attitudes in football on issues of racism and sexism. They show how far the people's game still has to go in order to catch up with its…

  • CST Breakfast with Roy Hodgson

    9 May 2014 by CST

    England football manager Roy Hodgson was the guest speaker at a fundraising breakfast today for CST, held at the Arts Club in Central London. The room was packed full as attendees were warmly welcomed by CST’s Northern Regional Chairman Michael Edelson, who explained the valuable work against antisemitism performed …

  • FA ban for Nicolas Anelka - the written report

    7 Mar 2014 by CST

    The FA has published (pdf) the written report of the Independent Regulatory Commission that last week found Nicolas Anelka guilty of an aggravated breach of their rules for his 'Quenelle' salute goal celebration. CST welcomed the fact that the Commission found Anelka guilty but we did…

  • CST statement on the FA verdict regarding Nicolas Anelka

    27 Feb 2014 by CST

    Nicolas Anelka has rightly been found guilty of introducing an ugly antisemitic gesture into British football. We acknowledge Anelka’s denial of antisemitic intent, but his action was clear and the FA’s zero tolerance approach to racism meant there could be no other outcome. This verdict sends a strong m…

  • FA charge Anelka: CST response

    21 Jan 2014 by CST

    CST welcomes the Football Association's decision to charge Nicolas Anelka with an aggravated breach of FA rules. We simply could not have accepted any other outcome. The FA has a zero tolerance approach to racism and that must, therefore, include antisemitism. Nobody disputes that Anelka made the 'quenelle'…

  • Nicolas Anelka and Dieudonne: the quenelle is an antisemitic salute

    29 Dec 2013 by CST

    The quenelle salute given by West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka when he scored in their Premier League match on Saturday is an antisemitic gesture, and he should be punished accordingly by the FA. In the Luis Suarez and John Terry cases the FA established the 'zero tolerance' principle, that a…

  • CST Statement on 'Y'-Word

    17 Sep 2013 by CST

    In response to a growing number of enquiries, from both the public and media, CST wishes to re-state and summarise its position concerning the use of the Y-word ("Yid") in football. (For previous CST comment on this issue, see here.) CST and our partners at Maccabi GB…

  • Antisemitic football tweets

    9 May 2013 by CST

    Last night Tottenham Hotspur played Chelsea in a Premier League football match. As is sadly often the case, antisemitic abuse was directed at Spurs both online and at the match itself. James Masters, a sports writer, has done sterling work in collecting examples of antisemitic tweets relating to last night's…

  • CST condemns alleged neo-Nazi attack on Spurs fans in France

    21 Feb 2013 by CST

      CST is deeply concerned by reports that violent thugs made Nazi salutes when attacking fans of Tottenham Hotspur in France last night. This follows similar violence directed at Spurs fans in Rome in November. It is clearly unacceptable for football fans to be met with antisemitism and racism when…

  • Football fan sentenced for Nazi salute

    1 Feb 2013 by CST

      CST welcomes the conviction of Gareth Smith, a Huddersfield Town supporter, for making a Nazi salute and shouting antisemitic abuse at Leeds United fans during the Football League match between the two clubs last December. Smith was arrested after being identified on CCTV from the match. He admitted a…

  • Antisemitism and football: time for action

    26 Nov 2012 by CST

    Events in Rome and London this week have put the focus of football racism onto the question of Jews and antisemitism. Both cities saw antisemitic abuse directed at fans of Tottenham Hotspur, a club long associated, rightly or wrongly, with having a Jewish fan base, and whose fans self-identify as ‘…

  • Antisemitism at Spurs/Lazio football match

    23 Nov 2012 by CST

    The Community Security Trust and Maccabi GB are appalled at the violent antisemitism directed at Spurs fans in Rome this week. Reports from Italy strongly suggest that the assault on a group of Spurs fans on Thursday was a politically-motivated attack by far right football hooligans who shouted antisemitic abuse…

  • "Think Again!" Public meeting on antisemitism in football

    22 Oct 2012 by CST

    CST and Maccabi GB together with Kick It Out and the National Union of Teachers are holding a public meeting in Manchester to promote the "Think Again!" educational pack, tackling anti-semitism in football and in the classroom. The meeting is part of Kick It Out's One Game, One Community weeks…

  • Think Again! Kick It Out launch educational pack tackling antisemitism

    18 Jun 2012 by CST

    Kick It Out, the body which campaigns against discrimination in football, has launched a new educational resource pack for teachers to address the issues of antisemitism, racism and other forms of discrimination and prejudice in the classroom. Called Think Again! classroom activities for challenging prejudice and fostering community cohesion, the…

  • The 'Jew Goal'

    31 Oct 2011 by Dave Rich

    The question of how deeply embedded antisemitic stereotypes and slurs are in society is one of the less tangible areas of antisemitism research. Often, examples emerge in the most banal settings: less serious in many ways than actual antisemitic hate crimes or statements by high profile people, but somehow more…

  • The Y-Word

    14 Apr 2011 by CST

    CST and Maccabi GB have joined with Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, to make a new film aimed at tackling anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish abuse in football. The film, entitled The Y-Word, has been written and produced by David and Ivor Baddiel and made by …

  • Polish football fans: "Death to the Hooked Noses"

    17 May 2010 by CST

    Five Polish football fans have been arrested for displaying antisemitic banners at a match in Rzeszow, southern Poland, two weeks ago: The banners were unfurled by fans of Resovia Rzeszow during a match Saturday against local rival Stala Rzeszow. One depicted a caricatured man with a large hooked nose wearing…

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