Tottenham defend fan’s use of the Y-word

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea tonight, as they look to put the disappointing defeat against Burnley firmly behind them.

A win against their London rivals would represent back to back victories at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, and would make a big statement over securing a top three place finish.

It would take something close to a miracle for Tottenham to win the League now, but keeping pace with the likes of Liverpool and City is still important for the club.

Both Chelsea and Spurs will be hoping for an incident-free game tonight regarding their fans, and especially certain chants used around the stadium.

Chelsea fans have been known to use the famous Tottenham ‘Yid Army’ chant in derogatory manors, something the club has taken steps to clamp down on.

The World Jewish Congress last month claimed that the Y word has anti-Semitic connotations, and that Chelsea have made an effort to stop fans from using it.

They have called on Spurs to do the same, but Tottenham has defended its fans and their use of the world.

A Tottenham spokesperson said (SkySports): “We have always been clear that our fans (both Jewish and gentile) have never used the term with any offence.

“A re-assessment of its use can only occur effectively within the context of a total clampdown on unacceptable anti-Semitism”.

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