Premier League adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

Premier League adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Premier League has announced it has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism.

The IHRA’s definition states that “antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

The definition had already been adopted by the government and more than 30 other countries.

The Premier League’s executive director, Bill Bush, said: “The Premier League is committed to tackling any form of discrimination in football. Our adoption of the IHRA’s working definition will enable us to be more effective in dealing with any antisemitic behaviour targeting our clubs or personnel.

“We continue to work closely with clubs and relevant authorities to ensure that any incident of discrimination is dealt with appropriately.

“The adoption of the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism is the latest step in the Premier League’s continued work to ensure that football is a welcoming environment for all.”