Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

Israel’s first transgender soccer referee takes field as a woman

Israeli soccer’s first transgender soccer referee took the field Monday for the first time since coming out publicly as a woman last week. Sapir Berman, 26, blew the whistle as head referee to kick off the Hapoel Haifa vs. Beitar Jerusalem match. She was greeted with little fanfare by the sparse crowd at Sami Ofer […]

‘I can see the change happening’: Transgender soccer referee makes Israeli sports history

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Israeli Soccer Player in Spanish League Dedicates Goal to 45 Mount Meron Victims

Shon Weissman gesturing with his hands 4 and 5 during Sunday’s match. Photo: Screenshot. Israeli soccer player Shon Weissman, who plays for the Spanish team Real Valladolid, dedicated his goal during a game on Sunday to the 45 people who died in the Mount Meron tragedy on April 30. Real Valladolid went up against Real […]

Soccer-German FA boss apologizes for Nazi reference to vice president

The president of Germany’s Football Association (DFB) Fritz Keller on Tuesday apologized publicly for making a Nazi reference when talking to his vice president in a meeting last week, saying it had been a “grave mistake.” Keller referred to vice president Rainer Koch, a civil judge, as “Freisler”, a reference to prominent Nazi judge Roland […]

UK soccer leagues announce social media boycott against online racism

The English Premier League, the highest level of soccer in England, has joined forces to announce a social media boycott next weekend in response to continued online racist abuse of players. The boycott will take place across a full fixture program in the men’s and women’s professional game from 3 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) […]

New Soccer ‘Super League’ Collapses When Abramovich Is Forced To Withdraw After Harsh Antisemitic Backlash

It only took a few days for the proposed brand-new European Super League to collapse — and its demise can be traced to one man — Russian-Jewish-Israeli billionaire oligarch Roman Abramovich, who owns the British club Chelsea: The Super League, a proposed breakaway league of 12 of the best European soccer clubs, was announced on […]

Iran realizing the rights to participate in Beach Soccer World Cup

TEHRAN – Iran beach soccer national team are pursuing their right to participate in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021. Following the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announcement, and based on two agreed criteria, Japan, Oman, and United Arab Emirates have been chosen to represent the AFC in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. […]

The Jewish war on soccer in British Mandatory Palestine

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European Super Soccer League On Verge Of Collapse Before A Ball Is Even Kicked

MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus all dropped out of the Super League on Wednesday, leaving the new competition essentially extinct before it even started. Only Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona are still officially involved. The moves by Atlético, Inter, AC Milan and Juventus came a day after the […]

Dutch soccer fans shout ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas’ prior to match

Browse > Home / News / Dutch soccer fans shout ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas’ prior to match April 20, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Police in the Netherlands are investigating footage from a fan rally prior to a soccer game last week between two Dutch teams where fans chanted “Hamas, Hamas, […]

Israel Soccer Association Calls for Peace and Unity After Roger Waters Urges Ban of Jewish State’s Teams

Roger Waters. Photo: Jethro via Wikimedia Commons. Israel’s official soccer association asked former Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters to help build peace and unity rather than division after the singer called for a boycott of Israel’s soccer teams. “Dear @rogerwaters Instead of adding just another brick in the wall of hatred and boycotts, join us […]

WATCH: Belize Men’s Soccer Team Confronted By Armed Insurgents in Haiti

The Belize men’s national soccer team was shockingly waylaid by heavily armed insurgents as they drove from an airport in Haiti to their hotel, according to reports. The team released a statement saying that right after they drove away from the airport after arriving in Haiti for the FIFA World Cup Qualifying Matches, their motorcade […]

Argentine Jewish group to file complaint after soccer fans’ anti-Semitic chants

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s largest Jewish collective said on Thursday it would file a complaint after some soccer fans chanted anti-Semitic slurs in the streets of Buenos Aires ahead of a match. The chants happened before a second division clash on Tuesday between fiery Buenos Aires rivals Atlanta, a team historically linked to Argentina’s Jewish […]

Israeli Envoy in Ukraine Slams Naming of Soccer Stadium in Honor of Nazi Ally Roman Shukhevych

Far right extremists in Ukraine march in honor of Roman Shukhevych in 2017. Photo: Screenshot Israel’s Ambassador to Ukraine on Tuesday lambasted the city of Ternopil after its council named a rebuilt soccer stadium after Roman Shukhevych, the leader of a Ukrainian nationalist brigade created by the occupying Germans during World War II. “We strongly […]

UAE, Israeli Soccer Clubs to Play First Friendlies Since Normalization

Maccabi Haifa players celebrate a goal during the Israeli Premier League match between Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on July 7, 2020. Photo: Flash90. JNS.org – United Arab Emirates soccer club Al-Ain will play Israel’s Maccabi Haifa in two friendly matches, the Emirati club announced on Wednesday. The announcement […]

Top Italian Soccer Club to Hold Memorial for Trophy-Winning Coach Who Perished in Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Players from Italian Bologna FC after going 1-0 up against Serie A rivals Hellas Verona on Jan 16, 2021. Photo: Reuters/IPA/Sipa USA. One of Italy’s most celebrated soccer clubs will host a memorial on Wednesday for a former championship-winning coach who perished in Auschwitz during World War II, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. […]

WATCH: U.S. Soccer Star Carli Lloyd Explains Why She Stood for the National Anthem

U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd felt the need to explain why she dared to stand for the national anthem during this week’s game. During her team’s MLK Day game against Colombia, seven of the eleven U.S. Women’s National Team members took a knee during the national anthem. But Lloyd, defender Kelley O’Hara, and midfielders Julie […]

Israeli soccer fed fears unknown UAE sheikh is a front man for dubious figures

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Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo reaches record 250m. Instagram followers

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo became the first person in the world to reach 250 million followers on Instagram, becoming the platform’s most followed account apart from Instagram’s own account. This is the second milestone Ronaldo achieved on the platform, having topped Instagram’s list of most-liked posts of 2020, as revealed by the platform on December […]

Eh? Antifa Creates A Soccer League

A small family-run hotel already on its knees as a result of the pandemic was suddenly occupied by a homeless advocacy group which booked 16 rooms and then refused to pay the bill. “On Christmas Eve, a homeless advocacy group booked 16 rooms at the Travelodge Motel at 3518 Pacific Hwy. E. and paid for […]

Soccer Star Cancels Huawei Sponsorship over ‘Uyghur Alert’ Facial ID

French soccer star Antoine Griezmann, who played for the winning team in the 2018 World Cup and is currently a forward for Barcelona, terminated his relationship with Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Thursday. Griezmann cited a report that Huawei was involved in developing an artificial intelligence system that could spot members of China’s persecuted Uyghur […]

New Emirati owner of Jerusalem soccer club says ‘door open’ to Arab players

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Buying Jerusalem soccer club, Emiratis have just invested in Israel’s ruling class

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Top English Soccer Club Under Fire for Not Endorsing International Antisemitism Definition

Sheffield United’s George Baldock rues a foiled attempt on goal during a Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion. Photo: Reuters / Lindsey Parnaby. Top-flight English soccer club Sheffield United took a hammering from British Jewish leaders on Friday, after a UK newspaper reported that its management had not signed up to the definition of […]

Far-right soccer fans storm Jerusalem training session over potential UAE investment

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Let’s remember the passing of legendary soccer star—Diego Armando Maradona.

The sheer brilliance and artistry of Diego Maradona’sfootball can only be experienced, not told in words. [embedded content] American Patriots need to watch Maradona get knocked down and get right back up; and knocked down again and get back up; and fall again and quickly get back up … to win the day.  He not […]

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wears Black Lives Matter Jackets to International Match

The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) wore Black Lives Matter Jackets to their international friendly match against the Netherlands on Friday. In a message posted before the game, USWNT star Alex Morgan said the team chose to wear the jackets as a way to “affirm human decency,” and as a stand against “racial injustice and […]

Israeli soccer team says Abu Dhabi ruling family member looks to buy stake

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Maradona: The Bolivarian Soccer Genius

The fighting peoples of the world lost a humble legend yesterday. Diego Armando Maradona was 60 years old. Arguably the greatest soccer player to ever grace the pitches, the spirited striker combined unparalleled skills in his sport and an unflinching outspokenness before oppression. No other sports figure’s public statements and transformation has equally captured the […]

Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer legend, dies of heart attack

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his attorney said.Theformer Napoli and Boca Juniors player Maradona, 60, had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma several weeks ago. A subdural hematoma is a blood clot on the brain.Maradona was released from hospital on November 11 […]

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