This is disgusting and I believe each and every one of those so-called fans should be arrested and banned from soccer matches for life. Its one thing
to taunt opposition fans, its natural in some cases but to use the Holocaust is wrong.
A section of West Ham's support was reported to have mocked the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust and chanted about Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler
during the London derby, which Tottenham won 3-1.
Tottenham have a significant fanbase in the Jewish community and an FA spokesman said it was "likely" that the governing body would launch a formal
investigation once the match officials' reports had been received.
With that another event took place days earlier in Italy when Tottenham played Lazio in the Eurpoa League. A Totenham fan was stabbed and apparently
the Anti Semetic taunts were also used in the incident. The West Ham fans apparently used that incident to incite their own taunts during the game
West Ham supporters also sang "Viva Lazio", "Can we stab you every week?" and hissed on several occasions, mocking the mass execution of Jews
during World War II.
The Community Security Trust (CST), an anti-Semitism monitoring charity, said it had received complaints from members of the Jewish community,
including people who attended the game.
"The days of English football crowds making massed monkey noises are thankfully gone, but massed anti-Semitic chanting about Hitler and gassing was
clearly heard yesterday from a loud section of West Ham fans," said CST spokesman Mark Garder.
I understand a lot happens with opposing soccer fans outside the actual game itself. But to belittle the Jewish communtiy about the Holocaust and who
were most likely amongst the Tottenham supporters is below the belt. West ham supporters need to take a good look at themselves.. This is a case where
I believe "Anti-Semitism" is the right term.. Or maybe even West Ham have got nothing better to do considering European football isn't on the cards
Spurs Fan attacked in Rome
Viva Manchester United
edit on 27-11-2012 by DarknStormy because: (no reason given)