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Should Spurs fans say the word ‘Yid’?

by | 16th, September 2013

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LOTS of people say words that make others feel uncomfortable. Look at 99% of every hip hop record made in the last 30 years. People also feel funny when they hear the word ‘vagina’, which is pretty weird.

In football, Tottenham fans have reclaimed the word ‘Yid’ an antisemetic term that was once the mainstay of rival teams, looking to put the wind up the North London club. Spurs fans now refer to themselves as the Yid Army and sing a number of songs using the Y-bomb.

And this has the club perplexed, and they have announced that they will consult fans on whether they want to stop chanting ‘yid’ at matches, after the Football Association said those using the term could be prosecuted.

The FA have said use of the word was “offensive” and its use was “inappropriate in a football setting”. Presumably, ‘the referee’s a wanker’ is also inappropriate.

They warned that Spurs fans, who refer to themselves as the

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