Spurs boss backs PM over chant

Andre Villas-Boas has backed David Cameron after the Prime Minister said fans who chant 'Yid' should not be prosecuted. The Spurs boss said: "I think it was what the Spurs fans want to hear."

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Self-referring different to term 'motivated by hatred'

We would discourage anyone from using the term 'Yid' given the historical associations of the term and the offence it could cause.

The Prime Minister was asked about criminal prosecution and specifically whether people who refer to themselves in this way should be prosecuted.

Self-referring is clearly different to people using it as a term of abuse motivated by hatred.

– Downing Street statement

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