Fans face arrest over Y-word

The Metropolitan Police has warned fans attending this Sunday's Premier League match between Spurs and West Ham that they face arrest if they use anti-Semitic words in chants.

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Football fans face arrest if they chant 'Y' word

The Metropolitan Police has warned football fans that the use of anti-Semitic words in chants at matches could result in arrest.

Action will be taken against those who use the 'Y' word at this Sunday's Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hostpur and West Ham United and future matches, Chief Superintendent Mick Johnson, who will be the match commander at White Hart Lane, said.

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.

– CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT MICK JOHNSON, THE MATCH COMMANDER AT WHITE HART LANE ON SUNDAY

Police threaten to arrest fans over anti-Semitic chants

The Metropolitan Police has warned football fans that the use of anti-Semitic words in chants at matches may result in arrest.

Police officers will be taking action against the use of the 'Y' word at this Sunday's Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hostpur and West Ham United.

Last month David Cameron said fans who chant the 'Y' word should not be prosecuted, but the Football Association warned fans that they could face prosecution if they use terms deemed offensive to Jewish people.

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.

– Chief Superintendent Mick Johnson, the match commander at White Hart Lane on Sunday

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