Tottenham fans defy police with 'Yid' chants

Tottenham Hotspur fans have defied police warnings not to use the word "Yid" in chants.

The Metropolitan Police said they would be "on the look out" for football supporters who used the word during today's home match against West Ham United at White Hart Lane, north London.

Chief Superintendent Mick Johnson, the match commander, insisted before the fixture that "racism and offensive language have no place in football".

The Tottenham supporters chanted "We'll sing what we want" and "Yid Army" as the teams emerged for the game which began at 4pm.