Report: Spurs issue update on the Y-word and how 23,000 fans responded to consultation

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club recently ran a consultation with fans over the use of the Y-word at Spurs games, with around 23,000 supporters getting involved.

Spurs have now released the numbers behind the survey/consultation, which gives an interesting and unique insight into how the wider masses feel about the use of the word.

Of course, the vast majority know the connotations of the word relating to the Jewish community, but many also acknowledge that it is used positively when chanted at the Lane.

Let’s take a look at the numbers behind the consultation:

95% of the 23,000 fans were either season ticket holders, executive-level members, or one hotspur members. 97% attend at least a game per season.

  • Almost 50% would prefer to see the Y-word chant reduced or ceased
  • 12% would use the Y-word away from football
  • 94% realise that it can be offensive towards the Jewish community
  • 18% of those who do not use the word consider it offensive
  • 35% of Jewish respondents who do not use the word consider it to be offensive
  • 33% use the Y-word regularly within the footballing world
  • 11% said they would now stop using it

To see the full break down of the stats – CLICK HERE

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