Baddiel: 'Yid is race-hate word'

In an interview with ITV News, David Baddiel has criticised the Prime Minister's view that Spurs fans who call themselves the "Yid army" should not face prosecution. The comedian and writer told ITV News the phrase "is a race-hate word."

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Spurs will 'consider' continued use of 'Yid' chants

Tottenham Hotspur said it will consider whether "Yid army" and "Yiddo" chants by its fans are appropriate and will "consult widely" on the issue.

A club spokesman said:

The debate has two key considerations. Firstly, whether or not its use now plays a role in deflecting or attracting unjustified abuse. Secondly, whether it is liable to cause offence to others even if unintentionally.

We recognise that this is a complex debate and that, in the interests of encouraging a positive and safe environment for all supporters, consideration should be given to the appropriateness and suitability of its continued use.

We are already in the process of engaging with our fans and shall be consulting more widely in due course.

– Tottenham Hotspur Club Spokesperson

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