Three arrested over alleged antisemitism at Tottenham-Chelsea Carabao Cup match

Two were subsequently released without further action and one has been released under investigation


Police have confirmed the three people arrested at the Tottenham-Chelsea match on Tuesday night were in connection with antisemitism.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said two men, aged 20 and 23, and a 17-year-old male were arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence in relation to the use of antisemitic language.

"The 17-year-old and 20-year-old have both since been released with no further action and the 23-year-old man has been released under investigation," the spokesperson told the JC.

The Carabao Cup semi-final match, which was played at Wembley Stadium, saw extra police deployed as a result of the Met’s prior risk assessment, with officers stationed both inside and outside the ground.

Last week, the JC reported Chelsea was also taking the unusual step of bringing the club's own stewards to the match, in response to the recent spate of antisemitic chants at away games.

For decades, Tottenham’s traditional ties to London’s Jewish community have often led to antisemitic chants from rival fans. Many Tottenham fans responded by adopting the word "Yid" to describe themselves.

Chelsea, which is owned by Roman Abramovich, a Jewish-Russian billionaire, has been made concerted efforts in recent months to combat Jew-hate among its fans.

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