News – Football

  • Football supporter found guilty of antisemitic tweet

    4 Apr 2018 by CST

    On 3 March 2018, a Twitter user, known as Lee Munns, was sentenced to community service and a fine after being found guilty of committing a Section 4a Public Order Offence after posting an antisemitic tweet in August 2017. Munns was previously implicated in a racism scandal involving Chelsea fans on the Paris metro. CST’s partner, Kick It Out, worked closely on the case to ensure it was dealt with by the Crown Prosecution Service.   

  • Chelsea FC, CST and partners launch campaign to tackle antisemitism

    12 Feb 2018 by CST

    Chelsea FC has recently launched a new campaign to raise awareness and educate Chelsea staff and players about the dangers of antisemitism in football. The campaign was officially launched at Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea stadium, with the club owner, Roman Abramovich, CST Chief Executive David S Delew and CST 's Dr Dave Rich in attendance.  

  • Kick It Out reports significant rise in discrimination and antisemitism

    7 Feb 2018 by CST

    Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, has recorded a “significant rise” in reports of discrimination at the mid-way stage of the 2017/2018 football season. At the end of 2017, Kick It Out has recorded 282 discrimination incidents between August 2017 and December 2017, a rise of 59%.   

  • Kick It Out launches #KlickItOut campaign to tackle football-related social media abuse

    26 May 2016 by CST

    Kick It Out has launched a new social media campaign to tackle discrimination in football on the internet. Klick It Out was launched today and will continue throughout the 2016 European Championships being held in France. Kick It Out works to end discrimination and racism, including antisemitism, in football and is now focused on challenging it online.

  • Kick It Out launches brochure to combat antisemitism

    3 Feb 2016 by CST

    Kick It Out, the football focused anti-discrimination organisation, has launched a brochure to help fans tackle antisemitism in football. The brochure, Playing the Game: Reporting Antisemitism in Football, has been created in partnership with the Community Security Trust and Maccabi GB. It includes statistics of antisemitism in football for the 2014/2015 season and encourages users to report antisemitic abuse to both CST and Kick It Out.  

  • Majority of faith based discrimination in football is antisemitic

    4 Sep 2015 by CST

    New figures released by the anti-discrimination in football campaign, Kick It Out,  shows a rise of 21% in the number of incidents in football of discriminatory language and an increase in the number of complaints received. The figures show that 57% of incidents reported relate to racial abuse, whilst the other incidents relate to abuse based on sexual orientation, faith, sexism and abuse targeting disabled people. Of the faith based discrimination, the majority of incidents reported were antisemitic in nature, with three reports of Islamophobia. The Chairman of the Kick It Out campaign, Lord Ouseley, blamed the rise on the increasingly negative rhetoric surrounding immigration and minorities.

  • Kick It Out Launches App to Tackle Racism in Football

    13 Aug 2015 by CST

    Following a series of racist incidents, including the footage that emerged of Chelsea supporters pushing a black man off the Paris Metro, football’s anti-discrimination campaign, Kick It Out, has launched a new mobile app to enable fans to report racist abuse. 

  • Scale of online abuse in football revealed

    17 Apr 2015 by Dave Rich

    Football's anti-discrimination group Kick It Out have published research that shows the scale of online abuse of Premier League players and clubs this season. They found over 134,000 abusive tweets, posts and comments, of which 28% were racist and 9% were antisemitic.

  • Antisemitic chants marr Dutch football match

    8 Apr 2015 by CST

    Dutch authorities are investigating reports of fans reportedly chanting antisemitic slogans at a top flight football match in Holland.

  • Awards for combating racism in football

    11 Mar 2015 by CST

    Samuel Eto’o and the FARE network were presented with the European Medal of Tolerance by European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation president Dr Moshe Kantor at a gala event in London this week.