Two men arrested after Burnley fans perform nazi salute at Tottenham game

Burnley have said they'll work with police


Two men have been arrested after a fan was caught on camera making Nazi salutes during a football match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium yesterday.

One fan in the away end during the game against Burnley was seen making the vile gesture, while another man standing next to him pretended to sob at they both looked towards the Tottenham fans.

Both men were escorted from the stadium before being arrested by cops for a racially aggravated public order offence and held in custody.

The incident was captured on video in a clip which has gone viral on social media. Fans online called the behaviour "shameful" and "disgusting".

Many called on Burnley to ban them for life from the club, with one supporter writing: "We don't need fans like that." In February, Spurs urged fans to stop chanting "yiddo", a word which has been used by some followers of other clubs in antisemitic chants.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that two men had been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. A statement from Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday read: "The club can confirm two visiting supporters have been identified and arrested following discriminatory gestures at today’s match.

"We shall be supporting the police with their investigation."

Burnley FC said in a statement: "We can confirm there have been arrests in the away end today following reports of discrimination.‘ This is now a police investigation and, collectively, we will work with Tottenham Hotspur, Met Police and Lancs Police on this matter."

In the game, Harry Kane’s goal in the closing moments of the first half was enough to secure a 1-0 victory for Spurs over Burnley.

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