Spurs fans and other Yids will not be arrested by the language police at West Ham
THE Daily Mail states:
Spurs and West Ham fans warned they will be arrested if they use the ‘Y’ word at Sunday’s derby
The Y-word is Yids. It is not a taboo. It is a word you can use and explain.
The Mail adds:
The Metropolitan Police have warned Tottenham and West Ham fans they face arrest if they use the ‘Y’ word during Sunday’s London derby at White Hart Lane.
Well, no. He didn’t. What Chief Superintendent Mick Johnson, the match commander, said was:
‘This topic has been debated at length but our position is clear, racism and offensive language have no place in football or indeed in society. Those supporters who engage in such behaviour should be under no illusion that they may be committing an offence and may be liable to a warning or be arrested.”
Spurs fans calling each other Yids is not offensive. So “We are the Yids, we are the Yids, we are the Yids are we” and “Yid Army” are neither offensive nor racist.
The Mail says that Jewish comedian David Baddiel thinks it is a bad word. But he’s a Chelsea fan, so Spurs fans wouldn’t and shouldn’t give a toss what he thinks they can and cannot say.
You can read out views on it all here.