Search

West Ham vow to take strong action over chanting

12:30 26 November 2012

West Ham United

West Ham United's Sam Allardyce on the touchline during his side's defeat to Spurs. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

West Ham today promised to take the “strongest possible action”, including life bans for any fans found guilty of anti-Semitic chants at Tottenham.

The Football Association is set to investigate apparent abuse where Hammers fans yesterday appeared to mock the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust.

West Ham said in a statement: “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.”

An FA spokesman said it was “likely” that the governing body would launch a formal investigation once the match officials’ reports had been received.

The reported abuse came just days after Spurs fan Ashley Mills was stabbed ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game in Rome.

West Ham supporters sang ‘Viva Lazio’, ‘Can we stab you every week?’ and hissed on several occasions, apparently mocking the mass execution of Jews during the Second World War.

There were also reportedly chants about Adolf Hitler during the match, which Spurs won 3-1.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Newham Sports News

Yesterday, 13:00
Leyton Orient's Jobi McAnuff celebrates after his goal at Portsmouth (pic: Simon O'Connor).

League Two leaders come to E10 tomorrow and O’s are looking to beat them

Jobi McAnuff
Yesterday, 09:00
Action from the latest round of Indoor League matches at the UEL SportsDock

A round-up of the latest news from the Essex County Board’s FE Chance to Shine

NewVic College
Manuel Lanzini, West Ham United

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has revealed that it will not be long before we see Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho

James Collins
Thu, 16:00
St Edward's won the Langdon Schools Sports Partnership mixed netball event

News from the latest Langdon Academy School Sports Partnership event

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Champagne experience

This Valentine’s Day, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect destination for lovebirds, offering a range of romantic experiences from Friday 12th February - Sunday 14th February 2016.

Read more
Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe