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article imageTottenham fans warned by police not to call themselves ‘Yids’

By Richard Milnes     Oct 6, 2013 in Sports
London - The Met Police warned Tottenham Hotspur fans before the West Ham game that they could be arrested for being ‘racist’ against themselves if they use the term “Yid” in their chants.
The BBC reports that defiant Spurs fans had ignored police warnings and sang, “We'll sing what we want" and "Yid Army" at their White Hart Lane ground in their game against West Ham United, which they lost 3-0.
The Independent indicates that the ban may stem from a game played last season between the two clubs in which a small group of West Ham supporters sang "Viva Lazio" and "Can we stab you every week?" (In mockery of a Spurs fan that was stabbed in Rome) and made a hissing noise, pretending to be gas chambers.
Ahead of the game on Sunday, West Ham had issued a statement warning fans that similar unacceptable behaviour would lead to a ban.
The Metropolitan Police warned both sets of fans that anyone chanting the word “Yid” could be arrested.
In apparent mockery of the politically correct madness London24 reports that during the game after Spurs fans hailed their own star players by shouting “Yiddo” at them, including chants of “Jermain Defoe, he’s a Yiddo”, Hammers fans replied on one occasion with shouts of ‘Racists! Racists!
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is located in a part of North London with a sizeable Jewish community. South Tottenham borders Stamford Hill and the next suburb down is Stoke Newington, both of which have reputation as areas with high Hasidic Jewish populations.
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