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‘Thank you Russia for beating hate with love’ – New Zealand fan’s heartfelt letter to football fans

When New Zealand failed to become the 32nd and final qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup, going down 2-0 to Peru in their play-off second leg in Lima, it shattered the dreams of their steadfast official supporters group – ‘The Flying Kiwis’. The group had hoped for a return to Russia since visiting last summer for the 2017 Confederations ...

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Lazio football club face disciplinary hearing over anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers & slogans

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 18:52 The Italian football federation has ordered Serie A club Lazio to attend a disciplinary hearing after its supporters were found guilty of distributing anti-Semitic stickers featuring the image of Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Read more Members of the Lazio ultras group “Irriducibili” caused outrage by posting stickers depicting Anne Frank wearing a jersey of their arch ...

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Woman wins £575k from £1 football bet – despite not knowing anything about the game

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 16:39 A lucky punter has won £575,000 ($ 750,000) from a £1 ($ 1.30) bet by correctly guessing the results of 12 English football matches – despite admitting that she knows nothing about the sport. The 59-year-old unnamed woman from Kent, UK picked 11 underdogs in her improbable bet, which she placed purely so she ...

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Investigation launched after cop KOs drunk college football fan (VIDEO)

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 14:26 Edited time: 7 Nov, 2017 14:36 An investigation has been launched after a Miami police officer knocked out a drunk University of Miami football fan in retaliation for her lashing out at him while being ejected from a recent game. Video footage of the incident that has surfaced online shows the fan, who appears ...

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Ukraine police detain 52 football fans for clashes ahead of Champions League game

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 15:02 Police in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov detained 52 people after clashes between fans of Shakhtar Donetsk and visiting Dutch team Feyenoord ahead of the teams’ Champions League encounter on Wednesday. According to local media, a group of around 25 fans stormed a pub in the city where Dutch fans had gathered on Tuesday. ...

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Ruthless Russian football: ‘Sole spectator’ braves snowstorm in youth league match (VIDEO)

Published time: 29 Oct, 2017 10:45 A sudden snowstorm turned an otherwise normal Russian football youth league match into a spectacle worthy of every stereotype about the country. The initially green field was covered in snow in a matter of minutes. The extreme weather episode happened on Saturday during a match hosted by Amkar Perm, with visiting FC Ural Yekaterinburg. ...

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Italian football fans in anti-Semitic storm over Holocaust victim stickers

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 13:13 Edited time: 24 Oct, 2017 13:31 Fans of Italian football club Lazio have caused outrage by depicting Anne Frank, the Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim, wearing a jersey of arch rivals Roma alongside anti-Semitic slogans. Rome police have launched an investigation into reports that Lazio fans left the stickers in Stadio Olympico, the stadium ...

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3 people seriously injured, 120 detained in Belgium football hooligan riot (VIDEO)

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 13:26 Three people were seriously injured and 120 detained when Belgian football fans clashed after Club Brugge’s game against Antwerp on Sunday. Fans from the Netherlands reportedly joined locals in the clashes after the game, which Club Brugge won 1-0 thanks to a first-half goal from Saulo Decarli.    Local police chief Dirk Van Nuffel ...

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English football fan banned for life after joining player brawl while holding child (VIDEO)

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 12:47 Edited time: 20 Oct, 2017 12:52 A supporter of English team Everton has been banned for life by the club after getting involved in a mass pitchside brawl while holding a young child in his arms. The fan was seen lunging at Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes while carrying a young boy in his arms, ...

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‘Hated for Jewish roots’: Spanish paper apologizes to English football club for ‘distasteful’ claim

Spain’s best-selling newspaper ‘Marca’ apologized after it caused controversy for claiming Tottenham Hotspur are hated by other teams because of their ‘Jewish roots.’ Marca published a full-page article on London club Tottenham’s history ahead of their Champions League group stage clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday. A subheading in the story, written by journalist Enrique Ortega, reads: “Their Jewish origins ...

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