Chelsea condemn alleged anti-semitic chants aimed at Spurs

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It certainly has been a week to forget for Chelsea Football Club off the field and this evening some of their fans have once again shown their true colours.

Chelsea supporters have been accused of singing anti-semitic chants during their team’s Europa League match against MOL Vidi in Budapest.

The club took 1,273 fans to the Groupama Arena for the 2-2 draw and a portion of their fanbase began chanting abuse about “Yids”.

According to the Telegraph, the words: “Barcelona, Real Madrid, Tottenham are a bunch of Yids … Yiddos” could be heard from the away end.

This latest embarrassing event for Chelsea comes days after the Raheem Sterling incident that has seen them ban four supporters for allegedly racially abusing the Manchester City and England player. One of the fans is accused of calling Sterling a “black c***” – though he claims he used the word “Manc”.

Uefa have announced they are also investigating the incident.

Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans,” a Chelsea spokesman said as quoted by the Standard.

“It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities. 

“We have stated this loud and clear on many occasions from the owner, the board, coaches and players.

“Any individuals that can’t summon the brainpower to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by used using anti-Semitic or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club.”

 

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  1. Are we at all surprised by this?, any Spurs fan that’s attended a game at either the Lane, Wembley or Shameford Bridge, will have heard Chelsea fans singing anti-semetic chants or making a noise like gas leaking.

    What have Chelsea, who as we know, are owned by a member of the Jewish faith, done about it?, nothing, plenty of words, but no real action, unless abuse is aimed at a player for the colour of his skin, then the club get it right, as they should, but it’s time for some parity.

    And let’s not forget a certain celebrity Chelsea fan, who attempted to start a campaign to stop Spurs fans using the word Yids, despite knowing the reasons why we call ourselves Yids, who has been extremely quite, who should be one of the first to be condemning the behaviour of his own fans as a member of the Jewish faith himself. What started as a rebuke to widespread anti-semitic is now a badge worn with pride, I should tell you that I am Jewish, a Spurs fan and a proud Yid.

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