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Soccer fans filmed singing about killing Jews in Belgium

Soccer fans filmed singing about killing Jews in Belgium

Dozens of soccer fans chant about support for Hamas, gassing and burning Jews.

Iran backs soccer player who wore Israeli flag

Iran backs soccer player who wore jersey with Israeli flag

Iran's soccer federation supports player who wore a jersey bearing an Israeli flag during a friendly game.

Outrage after Iranian soccer plays in match with Israeli coach

Outrage after Iranian soccer plays in match with Israeli coach

Iranian media criticizes soccer player who played in showcase match with Israeli coach Avram Grant.

Belgian soccer club facing sanctions for antisemitic chants

Belgian soccer club facing sanctions for antisemitic chants

Club Brugge facing sanctions after its supporters allegedly made antisemitic chants during a recent game against Belgian rival Anderlecht.

Barcelona soccer star announces retirement after heart scare player

Soccer star Sergio Aguero announces retirement after heart scare

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has announced his retirement from soccer at age of 33.

Algerian players boycott soccer match because of Israeli

Algerian players boycott soccer match because of Israeli coach

Three Algerian players boycott friendly match of past soccer stars in Qatar due to presence of Israeli coach Avraham Grant.

Two Jewish athletes win Argentina's top sports awards

Two Jewish athletes honored with Argentina's top sports awards

Diego Schwartzman and Jewish indoor soccer star win 2 of Argentina’s top sport awards.

BBC pundit apologizes for comparing soccer game to 'a Holocaust'

BBC pundit apologizes for comparing soccer game to 'a Holocaust'

BBC 5 soccer pundit apologizes on-air for saying West Ham faced “a Holocaust” in an away game against rival Manchester City.

Is US Men’s National Team soccer player Brenden Aaronson Jewish?

Is US Men’s National Team soccer player Brenden Aaronson Jewish?

Could the rising soccer star with the last name Aaronson and curly hair be Jewish?

Polish referee sends anti-Semitic rant to 'Never Again' group

Polish referee sends anti-Semitic rant to group fighting anti-Semitism

“Jews are not a chosen people despite this everlasting pretense of theirs,” ref reportedly writes.

UK soccer fan given 8 weeks in jail for anti-Semitic tweets

UK soccer fan sentenced to 8 weeks in jail for anti-Semitic tweets

21-year old Chelsea F.C. season ticket holder pleaded guilty in October to seven charges for posting anti-Semitic material on Twitter.

Watch: UK soccer fans harass Jewish man with anti-Semitic chantplayer

Watch: UK soccer fans harass Jewish man with anti-Semitic chant

UK soccer fans onboard flight to Belgium harangue haredi passenger with anti-Jewish chant.

Scottish Football Association fined for fans booing Hatikvah

Scottish Football Association fined for fans booing Hatikvah

Scottish fans booing Israeli national anthem during World Cup qualifying match leads to fine by FIFA.

Top Polish soccer referee blasted for offensive rant about Jews

Top Polish soccer referee blasted for offensive rant about Jews

Senior referee responds to program combating anti-Semitism in soccer with rant that plays on offensive stereotypes.

Italy's top soccer league adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

Italy's top soccer league adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

The top soccer league in Italy has adopted the IHRA definition and will implement additional measures to combat anti-Semitism in soccer.

Union Berlin faces penalty after anti-Semitism during Haifa game

FC Union Berlin faces penalties following anti-Semitic abuse during win over Haifa

Union Berlin will play match with empty fan section as punishment “for the racist behaviour of its supporters.”

UK soccer team manager blasted for Holocaust comparison

UK soccer team manager blasted for 'really offensive' Holocaust comparison

Bristol Rovers manager facing mounting criticism for comparing team's difficulty winning to "a Holocaust."

Italian Jewish org condemns fascist salutes at Rome soccer game

Italian Jewish group condemns fascist salutes at Rome soccer game

A leading Italian Jewish org has called for action after fans at Lazio's win over Inter-Milan were filmed doing fascist salutes and chants.

UK soccer team denounces anti-Semitic poster

UK soccer team denounces anti-Semitic poster

South London team Millwall F.C. removed the neo-Nazi poster from near its stadium and sent a report to law enforcement.

UK soccer fan pleads guilty to anti-Semitic Twitter posts

UK soccer fan pleads guilty to anti-Semitic Twitter posts

Chelsea FC season ticket holder pleads guilty to posting string of anti-Semitic tweets referencing players, fans and the Holocaust.

UEFA investigating anti-Semitic abuse toward Jewish soccer fans

UEFA investigating anti-Semitic abuse toward Jewish soccer fans

Europe's soccer authority is looking into allegations that Union Berlin fans hurled anti-Semitic slurs at fans of Maccabi Haifa.

Jewish fans targeted during Maccabi Haifa soccer match in Berlin

Pro-Israel fans targeted with anti-Semitic abuse during Maccabi Haifa match against Berlin

Pro-Israel groups says its fans attending soccer game where pelted with anti-Semitic abuse and nearly had one of their flags lit on fire.

'Rabbi of soccer players of Israel' connects soccer and faithplayer

'Rabbi of soccer players of Israel' connects soccer and faith

Arutz Sheva speak with Rabbi Ami Pykovski, the Rabbi of Israel's soccer players.

UK soccer fans set up support group to tackle anti-Semitism

Jewish UK soccer fans set up support group to tackle anti-Semitism

Fans of Watford Football Club launch support group, encouraged by former Israeli soccer star Ronny Rosenthal, to connect Jewish supporters.

Afghan soccer player: 'No future for people like me' player

Afghan soccer player-turned-French refugee: 'No future for people like me'

A 25-year-old civil engineer and former member of Afghanistan's national soccer team says teammates left behind should burn their uniforms.

Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi to leave FC Barcelona

Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi to leave FC Barcelona

Football Club Barcelona announces departure of star player Lionel Messi.

UK sports station sorry for caller's on air anti-Semitic remark

UK sports station apologizes for caller's anti-Semitic remark about Tottenham owner

Caller's anti-Semitic remark during Youtube sports show segment directed at team's Jewish chairman called "appalling" by Tottenham.

Outrage after Dutch soccer player targeted in anti-Semitic muralplayer

Dutch soccer player targeted in anti-Semitic mural after signing with 'Jewish' team

Jewish community org demands apology after Steven Berghuis depicted as Holocaust victim for signing with rival team known for Jewish fans.

Watch: Soccer players barely avoid being sucked up by dust devilplayer

Watch: Bolivian soccer players barely avoid being sucked up by dust devil

A 'dust devil' whirlwind cloud nearly picked off a number of professional soccer players prior to match featuring two Bolivian teams.

'A game against Beitar Jerusalem should take place in Jerusalem'

Moshe Hogeg: 'A game against Beitar Jerusalem should take place in Jerusalem'

Beitar Jerusalem soccer team cancels match against FC Barcelona after request not to play in Jerusalem.

Soccer championships may have caused new wave

Soccer championships may have caused new wave

Dozens of Israelis travelled to Europe to watch the finals - and they may have brought the new wave of infections back with them.

British Jewish actor targeted by anti-Semites at Euro final

British Jewish actor targeted by anti-Semites at Euro final

'Are you even from this country?' British actor harassed during soccer match at Wembley.

Highlights from Euro 2020, Italy versus Englandplayer

Highlights from Euro 2020, Italy versus England

Italy beats England in European Championship after 3-2 penalty shootout.

UK soccer club joins ADL in partnership to fight bigotry

UK's Chelsea soccer club joins ADL in partnership to fight bigotry

Britain's Chelsea soccer team partners with the Anti-Defamation League, funding expansion of ADL's Center on Extremism.

Jewish man makes history as first UAE athlete in Maccabiah Gamesplayer

Jewish man makes history as first UAE athlete in Maccabiah Games

Jewish athlete will make history when he becomes the first competitor from GCC to participate in the Maccabiah Games.

Maccabi Tel Aviv wins soccer State Cup

Maccabi Tel Aviv wins soccer State Cup

For the last time in his term of office, President Reuven Rivlin presents the State Cup to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Belgian soccer player chants 'I'd rather die than be a Jew'

Belgian soccer player chants 'I'd rather die than be a Jew'

Noa Lang defends video showing himself making anti-Semitic chant with fans after a game.

Spurs soccer club forces fan to put away Israeli flag or leave

Spurs soccer club forces fan to put away Israeli flag or leave match

Spurs: Israeli flag "could possibly be considered inflammatory" and is not allowed at matches, despite its presence many times in the past.

Israeli soccer star Tomer Hemed celebrates goals with kippah

Israeli soccer star Tomer Hemed celebrates goals with Israeli flag and kippah ‘for peace’

Hemed given a yellow card for putting on Kippah, saying Shemah prayer after scoring a goal.

2/3 of Makkabi Germany soccer players experienced anti-Semitism

2/3 of Makkabi Germany soccer players experienced anti-Semitism

New survey shows that anti-Semitic incidents are far too common experience for Jewish soccer players in Germany.