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Burnley review name of Bob Lord stand after emergence of anti-Semitic comments

Burnley are reviewing the naming of the Bob Lord stand at Turf Moor over anti-Semitic remarks made by their former chairman within the Seventies.

Lord, who handed away in 1981, spoke at a Variety Club dinner seven years earlier than his loss of life the place he stated “we have to stand up against a move to get soccer on the cheap by the Jews who run TV”. 

The occasion, which is informed within the e-book Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here? by Anthony Clavane, brought on many of the friends to stroll out early of the dinner. 

The Jewish Chronicle have reported requires the Bob Lord Stand to be renamed. Burnley, who had been relegated from the Premier League final month, have confirmed they’re talking to the Football Association and anti-discrimination campaigners Kick It Out over the matter.  

“We are aware of historical matters that are openly available in the public domain regarding former Burnley FC Chairman Robert William Lord (Bob Lord), this and ongoing discussion concerning Bob Lord remain under review by Burnley Football Club, The Football Association, Kick it Out and other authorities and personnel,” stated the membership in a press release. 

“It is extraordinarily necessary to Burnley Football Club to maintain an open dialogue with the native and wider Jewish group, and we urge anybody who has skilled or been impacted by antisemitism in soccer to report it on to Kick it Out utilizing their on-line reporting type or through the devoted Kick it Out reporting app.

“Antisemitism continues to be a problem in the UK and in our society, and it is right that as a Football Club and as a Government we are able to demonstrate the seriousness in which we take it, as we do for other forms of hate crime. Antisemitism must be understood for what it is – an attack on the identity of people who live, contribute, and are valued in our society,” learn Burnley’s assertion. 

“Burnley Football Club and its commitment to tackling all forms of discrimination as defined by the Equality Act 2010 has been built on the solid work of UK legislation and standards as set by the Premier League, English Football League, The Football Association and Kick it Out.”

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