Anti-Semitic video reported to police

tubeAnti-discrimination group Kick It Out has contacted police after video footage surfaced of a group of alleged West Ham fans chanting an anti-Semitic song on the London Underground on their way to the 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.

The video was posted by Spurs season ticket holder Berry Head @RomanGeezer who claims it was filmed on Sunday.

A West Ham United spokesman  told Claret and Hugh: “The Club emailed every supporter who had bought a ticket to Sunday’s game to remind them that they were acting as ambassadors for West Ham United. If any individual is found to have behaved in an inappropriate way, the Club’s simple, zero-tolerance policy dictates that they will face the strongest possible action, including the option of a life ban from the Boleyn Ground. If anyone has any information on such behaviour we would urge them to report it to the Club, Kick It Out or the police so it can be investigated thoroughly.”

British Transport Police have released a statement saying

“Officers ask anyone who has information or footage on this latest incident on a train, said to be in north London, or any others, to contact us so the matter can be fully investigated by detectives. We take these incidents very seriously, and it is clear what happened on the Paris Metro and at St Pancras the following night were not isolated events. Anyone who has information or video that would help us our investigation should contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, by text, on 61016, quoting reference 420”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Anti-Semitic video reported to police

  1. If the allegations are true throw the book at them and ban them for life, there is no place for prejudice at our club !

    • I am glad he reported it, its unacceptable, normally there’s plenty of banter at the away games but there are some lines you don’t cross, the idiots that make these chants ruin it for the other away supporters also.

  2. I am glad that he reported it too, this kind of behaviour must be stopped.

    Only problem with the report though is that he claims that it was a large chunk of the away fans that were involved which I find hard to believe. According to other reports Kilbane was not at the game at all but he was expressing the experiences of a Spurs friend who was there.

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