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West Ham fans cautioned after racist Spurs match chants

16:10 26 November 2012

The club will take the

The club will take the 'strongest possible action'. File picture: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

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Two West Ham United FC supporters were cautioned by police for singing anti-Semitic chants during yesterday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur.

A section of people appeared to mock the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust during the Premier League clash at White Hart Lane, which Spurs won 3-1.

The pair of fans were arrested during the game and accepted the police cautions, Scotland Yard said.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Two men were arrested during the football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham on Sunday November 25 on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

“The men accepted a police caution.”

The abuse came four days after Spurs fan Ashley Mills was stabbed in an attack by Italian hooligans before Tottenham’s game against Lazio in Rome.

West Ham supporters reportedly sang “Viva Lazio” and “Can we stab you every week?”, as well as the hissing sounds alluding to the Holocaust gas chambers.

A statement on West Ham United’s website said: “West Ham United are in contact with Tottenham Hotspur to assist them with their investigation into the conduct of a small number of supporters and alleged inappropriate chanting during yesterday’s match at White Hart Lane.

“West Ham United will take the strongest possible action against any of their supporters, including enforcing life bans from the club, that are found guilty of behaviour which is categorically not condoned by West Ham United.

“During the 46 games in the Championship last season, West Ham United had zero arrests for racism or violence, so while we are surprised to see such reports today, we will examine any available evidence of such conduct thoroughly and take the appropriate action.”

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