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Tottenham Hotspur to consult fans over 'yid' use
Spurs will consult fans on whether they want to stop chanting ‘yid’ at matches, after the Football Association said those using the term could be prosecuted.
Last week the FA said use of the word was “offensive” and its use was “inappropriate in a football setting”.
It warned that Spurs fans, who refer to themselves as the ‘Yid Army’, could face criminal charges if they use the term.
However, this did not stop fans at White Hart Lane singing the chant during their 2-0 victory over Norwich City on Saturday.
Since then the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has announced that the club will be sending out a questionnaire to gauge the mood on the terraces.
Tottenham Hotspur want to find out if fans think it is time to stop using the word as an identity. The survey will be sent to season ticket holders.
Last week fans defended that use of the term and, in the statement, the board of the supporters trust said no offence was meant to members of the Jewish community when the term is used.
During Saturday’s match, it took some sections of White Hart Lane just a few minutes to sing “Yid Army” and “We’re Tottenham Hotspur, we’ll sing what we want”.
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