West Ham: Club ‘disgusted’ by video of fans’ antisemitic chanting aimed at Tottenham after Manchester United match

Premier League club have issued a strong statement after their own fans were recorded singing antisemitic chants about their London rivals following the defeat by Manchester United

Tom Kershaw
Sunday 14 April 2019 09:33
West Ham football fans chant antisemitic song on Manchester tram

West Ham United have issued a statement after a video emerged showing a group of supporters chanting antisemitic slurs aimed at Tottenham Hotspur.

The video, posted on Twitter, shows West Ham supporters chanting the antisemitic song, which includes the phrase “f*****g Jews”, on a Manchester tram after the club’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United on Saturday.

The club swiftly condemned the video, releasing a strong statement which read: “We are disgusted by the contents of the video circulating on social media on Saturday evening.

“We are taking immediate action to try to identify the offenders, whose details we will be handing over to the police and will be banned for life from London Stadium and from travelling with the Club.

“West Ham United is unequivocal in its stance – there is no place for this kind of behaviour at our Club.

“We do not want people like this associated with West Ham. They are not welcome at our Club, they are not welcome in civilised society.”

West Ham’s co-owner David Gold is of Jewish heritage and has proactively attempted to rid of supporter’s discriminatory chants towards Tottenham in the past.

In 2016, Gold and fellow co-owner David Sullivan warned that antisemitic behaviour would result in bans.

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