Antisemitic tweets aimed at Spurs fans reported to police


Vitriolic antisemitic tweets aimed at Tottenham Hotspur fans following the team’s match against Chelsea on Monday have been reported to the police.

The stream of abuse, which came from many separate users and included references to Auschwitz and “bastard Jews,” followed the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge that marked the end of Spurs’ Premier League title challenge.

One user, under the name Stephen Dunley, tweeted: “The shot of the spurs fans leaving their ground knowing they've choked the title was like the jews walking into auschwitz knowing their fate” [sic].

Another, later post read: “YEAHHHH GO BACK TO AUSCHWIFZ YOU YID F***S” [sic].

“Hitler smiling in his grave as Spurs bottle the title,” wrote another, while one said he “might be the only Chelsea fan that wasn't obsessed with Spurs before the game but after that fuck the jews” [sic].

Other Twitter users posting after the match called Jews “smelly,” “dirty” and “gimpy”.

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out, working with Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust, has reported the tweets to the Metropolitan Police.

Lord Herman Ouseley, chair of Kick It Out, condemned the posts as “completely unacceptable in football and across society,” and said they “must be challenged by the regulatory authorities.”

He also encouraged fans to “report discrimination in football anonymously via, telephone, or through the organisation’s app”.

The racist tweets were posted despite a pre-match warning from Chelsea telling fans not to engage in discriminatory behaviour.

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