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West Ham’s anti-Semitic chanting at Spurs shows the FA to be clueless on race

by | 4th, June 2013

The King and Queen visit bombed east end of london.

WHEN some West Ham United fans serenaded Spurs fans with songs-designed-to-offend back in November 2012, they hit the mark. Chants included the ridiculous Adolf Hitler, he’s coming for you” , a not untypical hissing noise meant to simulate the sound of taps in a gas chamber and the answer to the Spurs fans refrain “Can we play you every week?” with Can we stab you every week?”, that a reference to the Tottenham fans attacked by nutcases in Rome.

Two West Ham fans earned a police caution for anti-Semitic gestures during that match, a 3-1 win for Tottenham. One fan was handed a lifetime ban from West Ham’s ground. The gesture was, allegedly, a Nazi-style salute. That a West Ham fan should ape the people who bombed London’s East End in World War 2, a place where many Hammers fans lived, is so pathetic as to be laughable. You might also have head the West Ham fans chanting “Hitler was a cockney”. But he never did like the area much. (And he was busy blowing Goebbels, pretty Goebbels…)

The FA had heard enough. The Association that banned Liverpool’s Luis Suarez for calling Patrice

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