Spurs played Chelsea yesterday in what was a hell of a game, even before a ball was kicked.
The issue of course was the potential for racist chanting – controversially – aimed at both sets of supporters, despite claims from the bulk of Tottenham supporters that they use the word “Yid” in a fraternal manner.
Whereas some Chelsea fans in particular, have form for not so much using the “Y” word, rather singing about Auschwitz and making hissing noises designed to represent the sound of concentration camp gas chambers.
The image below was posted on Twitter by the brother of the recipient, Paul Baines, a Tottenham fan.
Both Tottenham and Chelsea issued statements on their official websites prior to the game, however Chelsea went as far as saying:
Your support is an inspiration to the players as we seek three important points. However, for a small minority of fans, matches with Spurs have also brought deeply unpleasant and unwanted anti-Semitic behaviour, which has no place in football or anywhere in society.
Tottenham supporters using the ‘Y’ word as a form of identity is not an excuse for abusive chanting.
All forms of discriminatory behaviour and language are abhorrent and this includes the ‘Y’ word.