West Ham issues statement over footage of fans singing anti-Semitic songs

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West Ham has vowed to ban a group of supporters filmed engaging in antisemitic chants on their way to the club’s Premier League match at Manchester United.

In the latest in a recent series of incidents of racist abuse in football, the group was filmed singing an abusive song about rivals Tottenham on a tram before the game at Old Trafford, which West Ham lost 2-1.

Shortly after the footage appeared online, West Ham issued a statement which read: “We are disgusted by the contents of the video circulating on social media this evening. We are taking immediate action to try to identify the offenders, whose details we will be handing over to the police and will be banned for life from London Stadium and from traveling with the club.

“West Ham United is unequivocal in its stance – there is no place for this kind of behavior at our club. We do not want people like this associated with West Ham United. They are not welcome at our club, they are not welcome in civilized society.”

This occurred 6 years ago as well where fans burst into anti-Semitic chants.

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