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

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.Arutz Sheva Staff , 05/11/2021 14:14
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.Dan Verbin, 04/11/2021 21:17
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.Dan Verbin, 03/11/2021 18:26
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.Dan Verbin, 02/11/2021 17:45
FC Union Berlin faces penalties following anti-Semitic abuse during win over Haifa

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.”Dan Verbin, Canada, 29/10/2021 19:11
UK soccer team manager blasted for 'really offensive' 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."Dan Verbin, 25/10/2021 21:13
Italian Jewish group 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.Dan Verbin, 20/10/2021 17:21
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.Dan Verbin, 14/10/2021 18:15
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.Dan Verbin, 11/10/2021 19:19
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.Dan Verbin, 06/10/2021 19:01
Pro-Israel fans targeted with anti-Semitic abuse during Maccabi Haifa match against 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.Dan Verbin, 01/10/2021 16:16
'Rabbi of soccer players of Israel' connects soccer and faith

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

Arutz Sheva speak with Rabbi Ami Pykovski, the Rabbi of Israel's soccer players.Yoni Kempinski, 14/09/2021 17:01
Jewish 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.Dan Verbin, Canada, 03/09/2021 23:00
Afghan soccer player-turned-French refugee: 'No future for people like me'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2021 09:17
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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2021 21:15
UK sports station apologizes for caller's anti-Semitic remark about Tottenham owner

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.Dan Verbin, 04/08/2021 21:17
Dutch soccer player targeted in anti-Semitic mural after signing with 'Jewish' team

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.Dan Verbin, 27/07/2021 21:25
Watch: Bolivian soccer players barely avoid being sucked up by dust devil

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 10:56
Moshe Hogeg: '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.Ben Sales, JTA, 17/07/2021 21:56
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.Arutz Sheva Staff , 16/07/2021 16:42
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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2021 14:51
Highlights from Euro 2020, Italy versus England

Highlights from Euro 2020, Italy versus England

Italy beats England in European Championship after 3-2 penalty shootout.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2021 09:37
UK's Chelsea 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.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 07/07/2021 07:31
Jewish man makes history as first UAE athlete in Maccabiah Games

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.Dan Verbin, 18/06/2021 18:44
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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2021 00:30
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.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 24/05/2021 21:51
Spurs soccer club forces fan to put away Israeli flag or leave match

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.Dan Verbin, Canada, 21/05/2021 21:40
Israeli soccer star Tomer Hemed celebrates goals with Israeli flag and kippah ‘for peace’

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.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 20/05/2021 21:40
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.Dan Verbin, Canada, 23/04/2021 21:58
David Beckham set to act in Disney+ children's show

David Beckham set to act in Disney+ children's show

The show takes player turned actor David Beckham back to his childhood field in East London.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2021 23:50
Roger Waters again calls for boycott of Israeli soccer teams

Roger Waters again calls for boycott of Israeli soccer teams

Ex-Pink Floyd member doubles down on call for boycott of Israeli soccer teams. Israeli soccer association's response? 'Use soccer for unity'Dan Verbin, 12/04/2021 20:29
UK soccer club’s FB Pesach greeting met with torrent of anti-Semitic abuse

UK soccer club’s FB Pesach greeting met with torrent of anti-Semitic abuse

Aston Villa issued statement condemning hate after holiday greeting defaced with 27,000 “angry emojis” and “torrent” of anti-Israel remarks.Dan Verbin, 30/03/2021 23:39
Argentine soccer fans chant about ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Argentine soccer fans chant about ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Fans of a Buenos Aires-based soccer team chant about “killing the Jews to make soap” before game against a team with history of Jewish fans.JTA, 25/03/2021 20:32
UAE soccer team to play two friendlies with Maccabi Haifa

UAE soccer team to play two friendlies with Maccabi Haifa

UAE-based Al-Ain soccer team will play Maccabi Haifa in two friendlies after the two signed a cooperation agreement.Elad Benari, 04/02/2021 04:36
Historic meeting of Israeli, Morocco soccer league presidents

Historic meeting of Israeli, Morocco soccer league presidents

Israel's, Morocco's soccer league presidents agreed to friendly match between the two national teams.Neriah Weiss, 31/12/2020 19:13
UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

UAE’s soccer association announces it will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli soccer association on Monday in Dubai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2020 05:24
Watch: IDF soldier plays soccer with Palestinian kids

Watch: IDF soldier plays soccer with Palestinian kids

IDF Arabic spokesman tweets video of IDF soldier playing ball with a group of Arab boysArutz Sheva, 04/12/2020 15:25
English Premier League adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

English Premier League adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

Combat Anti-Semitism Movement: 'Premier League is sending an important message to fans worldwide that there is no place for anti-Semitism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2020 13:22
Watch: Argentinian police investigating Maradona's death

Watch: Argentinian police investigating Maradona's death

Reuters reported that Maradona's lawyer requested search of soccer star's physician's home. No info provided on nature of investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2020 19:56
Why did Madonna 'trend' online yesterday?

Why did Madonna 'trend' online yesterday?

Social media users mistake reports on passing of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona for pop singer Madonna.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2020 17:09
Soccer legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

Soccer legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

The former soccer star died at his home just two weeks after he left the hospital following surgery on a blot clot in his brain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2020 18:39
Norway cancels friendly soccer match with Israel over COVID

Norway cancels friendly soccer match with Israel over COVID

After Israeli player tested positive for COVID, Norwegian football federation announces match due to be played in Oslo was canceled.AFP, 11/11/2020 16:12
Israel and UAE to cooperate on soccer

Israel and UAE to cooperate on soccer

Maccabi Haifa and UAE's Al-Ain FC to meet for a friendly match in Abu Dhabi.Elad Benari, 26/10/2020 04:13
Dutch Fox sports channel adds anti-Semitic chants to soundtrack of live soccer match

Dutch Fox sports channel adds anti-Semitic chants to soundtrack of live soccer match

During live broadcast of soccer match, network includes recording of audience reactions which included anti-Semitic chants from fans.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 05/10/2020 16:52
Highlights from Israel-Slovakia soccer match

Highlights from Israel-Slovakia soccer match

Israel ties Slovakia 1-1.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2020 13:38
Group set up by German soccer stars donates $80,000 to Auschwitz museum

Group set up by German soccer stars donates $80,000 to Auschwitz museum

'Auschwitz is part of our history, its memory is omnipresent,' WeKickCorona says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 15/08/2020 20:31
Natalie Portman is ‘all in’ as an owner of new LA women’s soccer team

Natalie Portman is ‘all in’ as an owner of new LA women’s soccer team

Israeli-born actress becomes co-owner of new LA-based women's soccer team.Emily Burack, JTA, 22/07/2020 09:38
4 teams to watch in the English Premier League next season

4 teams to watch in the English Premier League next season

Here are 4 EPL teams to watch next season.Sponsored Content, 18/06/2020 14:11
Unbelievable Premier League facts you probably didn’t know

Unbelievable Premier League facts you probably didn’t know

Here are several unbelievable premier league facts that you probably didn’t know.Sponsored Content, 18/06/2020 14:10
Missing local sports, Argentinian soccer fans cheer goal by Argentinian-Israeli player

Missing local sports, Argentinian soccer fans cheer goal by Argentinian-Israeli player

With local sporting events banned due to coronavirus lockdown, Argentinian soccer fans cheer goal by Israeli-Argentinian player in Israel.JTA, 25/05/2020 07:28
Euro 2020 soccer championship postponed by one year

Euro 2020 soccer championship postponed by one year

UEFA announces that Euro 2020 will be held next summer due to coronavirus outbreak.Ben Ariel, 18/03/2020 04:25
Argentine soccer player released by team after anti-Semitic gesture

Argentine soccer player released by team after anti-Semitic gesture

Argentine soccer player who made anti-Semitic gesture during game gets released by his team.JTA Staff, 16/03/2020 07:36
Oxford Dictionary updates 'Yid' definition to include Tottenham fans

Oxford Dictionary updates 'Yid' definition to include Tottenham fans

Dictionary updates definition of word "Yid" to include supporters of North London soccer team traditionally drawing local Jewish fans.AFP, 13/02/2020 08:33
Chelsea FC formally adopts the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism

Chelsea FC formally adopts the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism

Chelsea FC becomes first sports team in the world to adopt International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2020 15:25
Chelsea soccer team partners with Israeli artist for Holocaust remembrance day

Chelsea soccer team partners with Israeli artist for Holocaust remembrance day

Chelsea Football Club partners with British Israeli street artist to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020 at Stamford Bridge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2020 19:46
Soccer star: 'No chance I'll cooperate with New Israel Fund'

Soccer star: 'No chance I'll cooperate with New Israel Fund'

Israeli soccer star withdraws from project because of NIF involvement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2019 10:13
Charges dropped against anti-Semitic Belgian soccer fans

Charges dropped against anti-Semitic Belgian soccer fans

Prosecutors in Belgium decide not to prosecute soccer supporters who sang at a match about burning Jews.Ben Ariel, 26/11/2019 05:02