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Tottenham Hotspur fan arrested over 'yid' chants at yesterday's Spurs vs West Ham game
A Tottenham fan was arrested in connection with chanting of the word “yid” at yesterday’s London derby against West Ham.
The 51-year-old man was arrested in the East Stand at half-time for a public order offence.
He was held in custody at a north London police station and subsequently bailed until early November.
The arrest comes after a pre-match warning from the Metropolitan Police, which has said it will treat the word "Yid" as derogatory to Jewish people. Chief Superintendent Mick Johnson, the match commander on Sunday, had warned anyone caught using the word could face a warning or arrest.
But Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST) issued a statement defending the use of the word.
The trust claimed fans were being “unfairly targeted” for using a word they use as a “badge of honour”.
Another Spurs fan was given a warning for a similar offence at yesterday’s game, in which the home team suffered a crushing 0-3 defeat to West Ham.