Hard to put the lid on yid

Spurs supporters cocked a predictable snook last week at attempts to ban the word "yid" and the antisemitism it reflects on the terraces.

Only days after the the Baddiel brothers released their anti-racism film The Y-Word, White Hart Lane fans, used to styling themselves the "Yid Army", raised the familar chant during last week's derby with Arsenal.

But I am told the air was a good deal calmer than at one Israeli hotel which televised the game for visiting Brits. Emotions ran so high that reportedly a fight broke out over a reserved seat.

    Last updated: 10:23am, April 28 2011