This is a short film from earlier this year. It is from Kick It Out, a football’s equality and inclusion campaign from the UK.
Football stars like Frank Lampard, Ledley King and Kieran Gibbs appear in this film aimed at tackling anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish abuse in football.
The Y-Word stands for ‘Yid’.
Filmmaker David Baddiel: “The film is not intended to censor football fans, it’s simply to raise awareness that the y-word is – and has been for many, many years – a race hate word. It’s our belief that some football fans may not even realise this, and the film is designed therefore to inform and raise debate.”
Although this is a campaign from the UK, the use of anti-Semitic fury is widespread in Western Europe. Even stronger, some groups use it as a badge of honor which makes the debate more difficult.
The film has been written and produced by David and Ivor Baddiel, in conjunction with Kick It Out, Maccabi GB, Community Security Trust, The Shoresh Foundation and Fahrenheit Films.
More campaigns videos from Kick It Out after the break, because anti-Semitism isn’t the only thing to kick out football.
Let’s Kick Sexism Out Of Football.
Kick Homophobia Out of Football.
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