The FA has reiterated that the use of the Y-word in football stadiums across the country is unacceptable.
Read The FA’s official statement on this matter
The FA’s General Secretary, Alex Horne, said: “We are committed to tackling discrimination in all its forms and that includes anti-Semitic behaviour in football.
“The Y-word has no place in our game and its use in stadiums can result in a football banning order. We are determined that everyone can enjoy football in a fan friendly and safe environment.”
Commenting on behalf of The Community Security Trust and Maccabi GB, David Rich added: “CST and Maccabi GB welcome this contribution to removing racially offensive language from football and we are pleased to see the FA taking steps to address antisemitism specifically. The Y-word causes offence to many people, Jewish and non-Jewish, however it is intended, and its historic association with Mosley’s fascists and continued use by antisemites outside football mean that it has no place in football grounds or anywhere else.”
A short educational film on the subject was produced in 2011.
Download the Educational Resource that accompanies this film
The Football Association maintains that use of the Y-word is unacceptable