We will ban supporters for antisemitic chants at Tottenham, say West Ham
West Ham have warned their supporters that they will crack down on any abusive chanting at the forthcoming match with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Two West Ham United fans accepted police cautions and another was given a life-time ban for making gestures at the match between the two clubs last November.
The two cautioned supporters were believed to have made Nazi-style salutes in the direction of Tottenhamm supporters, who traditionally have strong links with the Jewish community.
West Ham, anxious to avoid a repeat at Tottenham Hotspur on October 6, published a statement in yesterday’s match programme warrning their travelling support to behave.
It read: “Any fan found to be acting inappropriately, including racist, antisemitic and homophobic behaviour, will be punished to the full extent of the law and banned from attending matches.
“The club, along with the Metropolitan Police, will continue to operate a zero tolerance policy towards any form of discriminatory behaviour.”
Tottenham supporters are at the centre of controversy over their continuing use of the word ’Yid’ in chants and songs despite warnings from the Football Association.
From The Telegraph