Spurs warned over match day chants using the 'Y-word'

Spurs fans have referred to themselves as the 'Yid Army' for decades after suffering anti-semitic abuse.

A typical Spurs flag.

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An anti-racism group has urged Tottenham Hotspur to take action over fans using the word ‘Yid’ in matchday chants or face police action.

The Society of Black Lawyers, which has released ten-point plan to get racism out of football, has called on Spurs to clamp down on fans chanting ‘Yid Army’ at matches.

The group says the chant is anti-semitic and has called for Spurs to take swift action or the group will make an official complaint to police against the club.

Chairman of the group Peter Herbert says if Tottenham or the F.A are not willing to take a stand the Society of Black Lawyers will report it to police for investigation and possibly prosecution.

A spokesman for Spurs said: “The club does not tolerate any form of racist or abusive chanting.”

He added in regards to the use of the word “Yid” the club's principle is based on the point of law, which states the distinguishing factor is the intent with which it is used, i.e. if it is used with intent to cause deliberate offence.

He said: “This has been the basis of prosecutions of fans of other teams to date.

“Our fans adopted the chant as a defence mechanism in order to own the term and thereby deflect anti-semitic abuse.

“They do not use the term to others to cause any offence, they use it a chant amongst themselves.”

The Society of Black Lawyers also says the hissing of away fans at matches, in reference to gas chambers during the Holocaust, is also unacceptable.

The Spurs spokesman said: “The club believes that real anti-semitic abuse such as hissing to simulate the noise of gas chambers is the real evil and the real offence.

“We believe this is the area that requires a determined and concerted effort from all parties and where we seek greater support to eradicate."

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4:33pm Wed 7 Nov 12

TommyHarmer says...

And if you want to know which clubs were the ones that made the hissing noises, I can assure you that a lot of us can oblige.
And if you want to know which clubs were the ones that made the hissing noises, I can assure you that a lot of us can oblige. TommyHarmer
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7:24pm Wed 7 Nov 12

sidyid says...

Do these black lawyers acknowledge the fact that they are black?
So is it a term of self racism calling themselves BLACK lawyers?
If we call ourselves YIDS as I have done for 10 plus years am I being racist towards myself because I use the term YIDS as a term of endearment?
Racism gone mad then, and this type of racism gives racism a bad name in my opinion which as a free man I am entitled to call myself whatever I like, I know lets ignore the hissing like the Black racism lawyers are doing!
Do these black lawyers acknowledge the fact that they are black? So is it a term of self racism calling themselves BLACK lawyers? If we call ourselves YIDS as I have done for 10 plus years am I being racist towards myself because I use the term YIDS as a term of endearment? Racism gone mad then, and this type of racism gives racism a bad name in my opinion which as a free man I am entitled to call myself whatever I like, I know lets ignore the hissing like the Black racism lawyers are doing! sidyid
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10:12am Mon 12 Nov 12

The Real Gypo says...

Erastus Piggott the old blogger on the news shopper used to make disgusting comments about jewish people along with white working class people and even targetted the handicapped as an easy target! not forgetting the sexist comments towards women on the blog vile vile disgusting person! neanderthal idiot! lol
Erastus Piggott the old blogger on the news shopper used to make disgusting comments about jewish people along with white working class people and even targetted the handicapped as an easy target! not forgetting the sexist comments towards women on the blog vile vile disgusting person! neanderthal idiot! lol The Real Gypo
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10:16am Mon 12 Nov 12

Tusstastic says...

The Real Gypo wrote:
Erastus Piggott the old blogger on the news shopper used to make disgusting comments about jewish people along with white working class people and even targetted the handicapped as an easy target! not forgetting the sexist comments towards women on the blog vile vile disgusting person! neanderthal idiot! lol
That`s why people took it in turns to dump on piggott and forced the blog to shut down mate haha
[quote][p][bold]The Real Gypo[/bold] wrote: Erastus Piggott the old blogger on the news shopper used to make disgusting comments about jewish people along with white working class people and even targetted the handicapped as an easy target! not forgetting the sexist comments towards women on the blog vile vile disgusting person! neanderthal idiot! lol[/p][/quote]That`s why people took it in turns to dump on piggott and forced the blog to shut down mate haha Tusstastic
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9:41am Wed 14 Nov 12

Guess who :) AGAIN ! says...

Erastus Piggott the blogger with issues !! well here's a tissue for your issue oh "Lord" !!!! ha ha this half wit thought it was acceptable to insult jewish and white people and get away with it but there was so many complains coming in that the fool decided to cut and run away from the world of blogging and leave it for those who stay within the terms and conditions of the newspaper rules

Freedom to blog is not freedom to break rules !!!!


LOL
Erastus Piggott the blogger with issues !! well here's a tissue for your issue oh "Lord" !!!! ha ha this half wit thought it was acceptable to insult jewish and white people and get away with it but there was so many complains coming in that the fool decided to cut and run away from the world of blogging and leave it for those who stay within the terms and conditions of the newspaper rules Freedom to blog is not freedom to break rules !!!! LOL Guess who :) AGAIN !
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10:17am Wed 14 Nov 12

rescaaffering oldey says...

...oh it's on this thread!! rofl!! indeed - can't see how the police can do much when you got thousands of spud fans all singing and chanting the same stuff!! as for bloggers on locals using it to promote racism and their vile, nasty, views - no, should not be allowed!! the 'fake' 'erastus piggott' blog was indeed closed dahn - it had to go!! - quite right too!! it was full of lies and racism towards members of the jewish faith, infact - anyone was 'fair game' for a barrage of insults, racism, sexism, - hats off to everyone who got the blog shut dahn!! rofl!! poor old piggott - a hasbeen - she's trying to re-invent herself again ? ( like we don't know she's on it every day!! rofl!! ) on that fishwrap ( i heard it's closing down ? saw something on the interweb elsewhere!! rofl!! ) but communicating with someone who's unstable - is just not my cup of tea!! now pardon me you lot - i'm busy!! laters!!
...oh it's on this thread!! rofl!! indeed - can't see how the police can do much when you got thousands of spud fans all singing and chanting the same stuff!! as for bloggers on locals using it to promote racism and their vile, nasty, views - no, should not be allowed!! the 'fake' 'erastus piggott' blog was indeed closed dahn - it had to go!! - quite right too!! it was full of lies and racism towards members of the jewish faith, infact - anyone was 'fair game' for a barrage of insults, racism, sexism, - hats off to everyone who got the blog shut dahn!! rofl!! poor old piggott - a hasbeen - she's trying to re-invent herself again ? ( like we don't know she's on it every day!! rofl!! ) on that fishwrap ( i heard it's closing down ? saw something on the interweb elsewhere!! rofl!! ) but communicating with someone who's unstable - is just not my cup of tea!! now pardon me you lot - i'm busy!! laters!! rescaaffering oldey
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10:25am Wed 14 Nov 12

narkybadgers says...

three cheers for errasus piggot blog closing down

hip, hip, hooray!

hip, hip, hooray!

hip, hip, hooray!
three cheers for errasus piggot blog closing down hip, hip, hooray! hip, hip, hooray! hip, hip, hooray! narkybadgers
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10:05am Thu 15 Nov 12

Durham909 says...

Does any one know why the erastus piggot blog was actually shut down?

I know this person sought to be controversial and was racist towards white people and the disabled; but i never saw anything towards the jewish faith; but it would not surprise me one bit as deffo had a screw loose imho lol
Does any one know why the erastus piggot blog was actually shut down? I know this person sought to be controversial and was racist towards white people and the disabled; but i never saw anything towards the jewish faith; but it would not surprise me one bit as deffo had a screw loose imho lol Durham909
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10:21am Thu 15 Nov 12

ron,,1952 says...

as far as i know the ersatuss piggott blog was removed for breaching standards en if you got no standards as a blogger then you gotta be removed its one of the ronsters rules; page 23 sub section a1

ronnie the ronster the blog buster strikes again! =(


hugs and kisses X

ron
as far as i know the ersatuss piggott blog was removed for breaching standards en if you got no standards as a blogger then you gotta be removed its one of the ronsters rules; page 23 sub section a1 ronnie the ronster the blog buster strikes again! =( hugs and kisses X ron ron,,1952
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9:13am Sat 17 Nov 12

Guess who :) AGAIN ! says...

Well here's a tissue for your issue Bobby !!!
I'll have you know hun that Erastus Piggott is now a reformed character, only last week i visited Piggott Place and found Lord Erastus reading the monthly "Voice of Reason" i was at first shocked i can tell you, but soon discovered that Erastus has turned the corner !!!! no more blogging for Erastus Piggot, just reading his favourite newspaper and doing the crossword, gone are the days of blogging, all a distant memory now, just Giles attending to the gout ridden feet, and Lady Piggott warming up another hot water bottle for the old bones and sharing those recent photo's of Erastus hoisting his brand new Union Jack flag up in the garden !!!

Oh what joy and fun he is now having !!! :)
Well here's a tissue for your issue Bobby !!! I'll have you know hun that Erastus Piggott is now a reformed character, only last week i visited Piggott Place and found Lord Erastus reading the monthly "Voice of Reason" i was at first shocked i can tell you, but soon discovered that Erastus has turned the corner !!!! no more blogging for Erastus Piggot, just reading his favourite newspaper and doing the crossword, gone are the days of blogging, all a distant memory now, just Giles attending to the gout ridden feet, and Lady Piggott warming up another hot water bottle for the old bones and sharing those recent photo's of Erastus hoisting his brand new Union Jack flag up in the garden !!! Oh what joy and fun he is now having !!! :) Guess who :) AGAIN !
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2:11pm Mon 26 Nov 12

rescaaffering oldey says...

...indeed 'g.w.' rofl!! some good, good, points you put across - the piggot-the-failed blog was shut dahn because basically 'piggott' was just a 'front' blog - not genuine in any shape of form... i knew this when we used to post on the c.g. they banned me over there and then piggott boasted on her blog about 'scoffer' getting bahnned - i then posted on da shopper blog of piggott-the-failed challenging some of her racist comments towards white folk, then she turned to anti semitic comments, then anti wheelchair user comments... blah blah the list was endless for attacking every section of the community!! 'piggott the failed' then got be banned from posting on her filthy blog seeing as she couldn't answer a single polite, issue i raised - the good guyss and gals then got together and enough was enough and decided to have piggotts blog closed dahn once and for all!! rofl!! and quite right too!! filth like that is not allowed to be aired on a family local newspaper no matter even if it's a member of the online team!! whahahy!! i would ask you all *not* to post on da shopper - she is attempting to entrap posters collecting their details e.t.c. you know the drill!! take safety first, i like posting using free wi-fi and i'm actually posting right now from a cafe nero establishment somewhere in england!! whahahay!! 'nastymrtom the failed' eat yer heart out!! now you all now that 'nastymrtom' will be googling away and she will no doubt come across this thread at some stage... she'll be gritting her rotten teeth together in anger!! - so ta ta filth!! - you tried, you know you couldn't, and you totally failed!! rofl!! your username is totally destroyed now!! whahahay... run along now - gud guys and gals tore ya a new one!! rof...rof...rofl!!
...indeed 'g.w.' rofl!! some good, good, points you put across - the piggot-the-failed blog was shut dahn because basically 'piggott' was just a 'front' blog - not genuine in any shape of form... i knew this when we used to post on the c.g. they banned me over there and then piggott boasted on her blog about 'scoffer' getting bahnned - i then posted on da shopper blog of piggott-the-failed challenging some of her racist comments towards white folk, then she turned to anti semitic comments, then anti wheelchair user comments... blah blah the list was endless for attacking every section of the community!! 'piggott the failed' then got be banned from posting on her filthy blog seeing as she couldn't answer a single polite, issue i raised - the good guyss and gals then got together and enough was enough and decided to have piggotts blog closed dahn once and for all!! rofl!! and quite right too!! filth like that is not allowed to be aired on a family local newspaper no matter even if it's a member of the online team!! whahahy!! i would ask you all *not* to post on da shopper - she is attempting to entrap posters collecting their details e.t.c. you know the drill!! take safety first, i like posting using free wi-fi and i'm actually posting right now from a cafe nero establishment somewhere in england!! whahahay!! 'nastymrtom the failed' eat yer heart out!! now you all now that 'nastymrtom' will be googling away and she will no doubt come across this thread at some stage... she'll be gritting her rotten teeth together in anger!! - so ta ta filth!! - you tried, you know you couldn't, and you totally failed!! rofl!! your username is totally destroyed now!! whahahay... run along now - gud guys and gals tore ya a new one!! rof...rof...rofl!! rescaaffering oldey
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10:34am Tue 27 Nov 12

Brian Sewer3 says...

Alright bruv totally agree with u mate cant stand all this racist chanting i see west ham were doing it last sat at tott ten ham we dont get it down at bha mate but if we do i just turn the other cheek just like erasstes pigget the floater should do i tell you the lump of turd got really turned over an now is just a busted flush names all over the net now saying what a turd he is yar har hah ha ha half our office r joining in a bit of p taking 2 so what goes around comes around mate yar ha ha
Alright bruv totally agree with u mate cant stand all this racist chanting i see west ham were doing it last sat at tott ten ham we dont get it down at bha mate but if we do i just turn the other cheek just like erasstes pigget the floater should do i tell you the lump of turd got really turned over an now is just a busted flush names all over the net now saying what a turd he is yar har hah ha ha half our office r joining in a bit of p taking 2 so what goes around comes around mate yar ha ha Brian Sewer3
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10:46am Tue 27 Nov 12

rescaaffering oldey says...

...you were quick off the mark there sewer i only just got yer blooming text!! rofl!! as you know brian - i'm not a soccer supporter even though 'nastymrtom' thinks i'm outside the palace every fortnight handing out some newspaper 'the voice of something or other' rofl!! as if!! ...smoke chasing tom 'the failed' and yup, poor old *erastus piggott* spelling!! my gud man spelling!! rofl!! the failed blogger who got tore a new one for spewing out lies and filth!! the blog is buried for gud now and erastus has now been put out to graze were she truely belongs!! mooo mooo!! snigger!! rofl!!
...you were quick off the mark there sewer i only just got yer blooming text!! rofl!! as you know brian - i'm not a soccer supporter even though 'nastymrtom' thinks i'm outside the palace every fortnight handing out some newspaper 'the voice of something or other' rofl!! as if!! ...smoke chasing tom 'the failed' and yup, poor old *erastus piggott* spelling!! my gud man spelling!! rofl!! the failed blogger who got tore a new one for spewing out lies and filth!! the blog is buried for gud now and erastus has now been put out to graze were she truely belongs!! mooo mooo!! snigger!! rofl!! rescaaffering oldey
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10:52am Tue 27 Nov 12

Brian Sewer3 says...

Yer i am quick bruv u should no that be now yar hah har yer sorrrrry about the spelling mate but love it that we all got the blog closed down o lord lord lord hah har see u over on the sun bruv some1 getting me angry on it send u which 1
Yer i am quick bruv u should no that be now yar hah har yer sorrrrry about the spelling mate but love it that we all got the blog closed down o lord lord lord hah har see u over on the sun bruv some1 getting me angry on it send u which 1 Brian Sewer3
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10:58am Tue 27 Nov 12

rescaaffering oldey says...

...indeed you were quick brian3!! ...i've just got to visit a few other sites using set number 3a{; to communicate with jk then i'll see you over on the sooper dooper soaraway sun matey - laters.
...indeed you were quick brian3!! ...i've just got to visit a few other sites using set number 3a{; to communicate with jk then i'll see you over on the sooper dooper soaraway sun matey - laters. rescaaffering oldey
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11:43am Thu 29 Nov 12

ronald ron says...

enjoy :

There once was a po faced blogger called Piggott,

who was a hasbeen and an old nasty bigot,

He attacked white people for simply no reason,

then accused brit flag wavers, of high treason,

A posionous blog, full of old **** and bull,

and supported by small minded morons and fools,

But the blog is no more, it has gone!,

because good minded people fought back with Ron!,

So say good bye to old Erastus Piggott,

the once resident, local Newspaper bigot!.
enjoy : There once was a po faced blogger called Piggott, who was a hasbeen and an old nasty bigot, He attacked white people for simply no reason, then accused brit flag wavers, of high treason, A posionous blog, full of old **** and bull, and supported by small minded morons and fools, But the blog is no more, it has gone!, because good minded people fought back with Ron!, So say good bye to old Erastus Piggott, the once resident, local Newspaper bigot!. ronald ron
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11:44am Thu 29 Nov 12

ronald ron says...

enjoy :

There once was a po faced blogger called Piggott,

who was a hasbeen and an old nasty bigot,

He attacked white people for simply no reason,

then accused brit flag wavers, of high treason,

A posionous blog, full of old c.ock and bull,

and supported by small minded morons and fools,

But the blog is no more, it has gone!,

because good minded people fought back with Ron!,

So say good bye to old Erastus Piggott,

the once resident, local Newspaper bigot!.
enjoy : There once was a po faced blogger called Piggott, who was a hasbeen and an old nasty bigot, He attacked white people for simply no reason, then accused brit flag wavers, of high treason, A posionous blog, full of old c.ock and bull, and supported by small minded morons and fools, But the blog is no more, it has gone!, because good minded people fought back with Ron!, So say good bye to old Erastus Piggott, the once resident, local Newspaper bigot!. ronald ron
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10:01am Fri 30 Nov 12

MasChevious says...

Very good Ron! HaHahHah ;)
Very good Ron! HaHahHah ;) MasChevious
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10:30am Sat 1 Dec 12

MasChevious says...

What a corker of a poem Ron boy, you the man ron, you the man! :P
What a corker of a poem Ron boy, you the man ron, you the man! :P MasChevious
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