Radio caller accuses Huddersfield fans of anti-Semitic abuse
Huddersfield Town and Swindon Town have become embroiled in a row over anti-Semitism, the Jewish Telegraph has reported.
Despite neither side having Jewish players, Huddersfield fans allegedly shouted anti-Semitic abuse at certain Swindon players during last month’s goalless draw at the Galpharm Stadium.
The allegation came during a debate on Victoria Derbyshire’s Monday show on BBC Radio 5 live.
Officials from Huddersfield and Swindon told Sportsworld that no complaints about anti-Semitic chants had been lodged.
And Huddersfield made it clear they had received no reports of any anti-Semitic abuse at any home game this season.
“Huddersfield Town will not tolerate abuse of any form and would encourage supporters to report any case to the club so that we can take appropriate action,” said communications manager David Sykes.
During a discussion on Manchester United star Wayne Rooney swearing into a TV camera while celebrating his hat-trick against West Ham United on Saturday 2 April, one caller said: “At Huddersfield versus Swindon there were people chanting anti-Semitic abuse at some of the Swindon players because they used to play for Leeds, and Leeds have Jewish connections.
“I’d say that was worse and no one was thrown out for that.”
Five former Leeds players, Jonathan Douglas, Mike Grella, David Lucas, David Prutton and Alan Sheehan were on duty for struggling Swindon against the League One promotion hopefuls.