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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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Opinion divided over controversial Spurs chant

Tottenham Hotspur fans are at the centre of a controversy over the use of the word "Yid", after the FA warned that fans could face prosecution if they use terms offensive to Jewish people.

However, David Cameron and the Tottenham Hotspur manager, Andre Villas-Boas, have contradicted that message, arguing that fans should not be prosecuted.

Spurs supporters argue that the chants are part of their tradition.

Comedian David Baddiel, who has campaigned against the use of the word, insists the word is a race hate word and should be given the same level of protection as other racist terms.

ITV News' UK editor Lucy Manning reports:

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