David Cameron says Tottenham Hotspur fans who use the word "Yid" in chants should not face prosecution.
Speaking to the Jewish Chronicle the Prime Minister said: "There's a difference between Spurs fans self-describing themselves as Yids and someone calling someone a Yid as an insult.
"You have to be motivated by hate. Hate speech should be prosecuted - but only when it's motivated by hate."
Comedian David Baddiel, who has backed a campaign to ban football fans using an anti-Semitic term, said he is "OK" with the Prime Minister "taking an opposing position to me."
Baddiel wrote on Twitter:
To those asking - yes I'm OK with David Cameron taking an opposing position to me on The Y-Word. To be honest, it's a dream come true.