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West Ham owners warn of zero-tolerance stance on racist abuse at Spurs clash

14:06 25 February 2013

Chairmen of West Ham United David Sullivan (left) and David Gold. Photo: Phil Cole/Getty Images

Chairmen of West Ham United David Sullivan (left) and David Gold. Photo: Phil Cole/Getty Images

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West Ham United’s owners have warned fans that they will not tolerate racist behaviour at tonight’s home London derby against Tottenham.

Investigations by the Football Association are still ongoing into allegations of anti-Semitic abuse in the last match between the two rivals, when Spurs won 3-1 at White Hart Lane.

The East London outfit then banned two supporters cautioned by police after the match on November 25, while a section of Irons fans appeared to mock the Spurs contingent with taunts about a knife attack suffered by some in Rome before a Europa League tie and the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust.

In a statement the Hammers’ co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have warned that any incidences of racism at Upton Park will be severely dealt with.

The pair said in a statement: “There are occasions when individuals still act in an inappropriate way and we have a simple zero-tolerance policy when those isolated incidents do occur at matches at the Boleyn Ground.

“Working with the Metropolitan Police, we will pursue the harshest sanctions against any individual who goes against what we stand for as a club, and in the rare case that you do see or hear anything you think is unacceptable, there are a number of ways you can report the matter.”

The owners’ statement also added: “The club is extremely proud of its work in supporting programmes that promote tolerance and inclusion, and you will have seen more evidence of that this week as we push the message of the Football v Homophobia campaign.

“West Ham United were one of the first professional football clubs to lend its support to this important movement, and our work there sits alongside our support of Kick it Out, Holocaust Memorial Day, Black History Month, Inter-Faith Week and many other key initiatives.”

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