Posted by on January 4, 2019 12:24 pm
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• Board of Deputies of British Jews urges fans to stop using word
• ‘Its use by fans in the stands must not be tolerated in any way’

The World Jewish Congress and the Board of Deputies of British Jews have condemned Tottenham Hotspur supporters’ use of the nickname ‘Yids’ and called for fans to take a stand against the use of the term during matches.

Three Spurs fans were arrested in 2014 for using the word during a Europa League game, with the Football Association and anti-racism group Kick It Out having repeatedly urged supporters not to use it. But after reports of antisemitic chanting following Chelsea’s fixture at Brighton before Christmas and at Arsenal’s defeat to Tottenham in the Carabo Cup, the WJC and BOD urged supporters to “take a stand” against abusive language.

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