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Chants 'embarrassing' for Benayoun

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West Ham's Israeli international Yossi Benayoun has spoke of his embarrassment at hearing anti-Semitic abuse by some of the club's fans towards Tottenham's supporters.

The Football Association has launched an investigation into reports of the abuse, while West Ham reacted by banning for life one of two fans cautioned by police at the match at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Some Hammers fans appeared to mock both the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust and the knife attack on a Spurs fan before Tottenham's game in Rome last week.

Benayoun said on Twitter: "I have a great relationship with the West Ham United supporters, from my first spell at the club and again now I am back on loan here. This (is) why I was very disappointed to hear some of the songs yesterday and it was embarrassing."

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