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Would Jew Believe It: Chelsea Fans Call Gary Lineker A ‘Yid’

by | 17th, May 2007

whitehartlane4.jpg“LINEKER is target of race hate,” says the Mirror. The paper looks on as former England footballer Gary Lineker walks to the stage. He is to present an award at Chelsea FC’s £135-a-head Player Of The Year dinner.

The crowd show their appreciation for Linker by chanting “yiddo, yiddo”.

“It was appalling,” says one fan. “And it wasn’t a couple of people. I’d say at least 100 people joined in. It was embarrassing.”

The shame heaped upon Chelsea is compounded when the Mirror notes that among the Chelsea faithful are sat ex-England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio and Lord Attenborough.

“You wouldn’t expect anything else,” says Lineker.

It is thought Linker was not making reference to Chelsea FC’s history as a club whose fans revel in a thuggish, neo-Nazi reputation, but the fact that Lineker played for Spurs.

Any visitor to Spurs’ White Hart Lane ground will be met with the sound of a drum being hit, the final beat punctuated by the collective shout “Yids!” And this from the Tottenham fans. Fans may also note the chant of “Yid Army”, unfurled Star of David flags and Tottenham yamulkas.

There is no other club in English football with such a tight affinity with one racial group.

The Mirror is, nonetheless, shocked and saddened. And notes how earlier this season Chelsea fans were politely requested from making noises mimicking the Nazi gas chambers as their boys took on Spurs.

Of course, this is all too funny. The new Chelsea fans are not a patch on the old diehards, who have been softened up by success, seating and the sheer cost of watching their team play.

You know, those Chelsea fans who cheer on a team owned by Roman Abramovich, a, er, Yiddo…

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