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Tottenham to speak with fans over offensive chant

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With Tottenham Hotspur widely known for having a large Jewish background within the club, abuse such as anti-semitism has sometimes been directed towards the team. As an act of defiance, Spurs supporters usually chant the words "Yiddo" or "Yid Army". The chant is popular with many fans, but the FA, it appears, do not approve. 

Reports claim that the FA believe that those that use that term of language at a football match should be prosecuted.

The FA went on to describe the words as  “derogatory and offensive”. Though the FA would very much like to see the chant stopped by clubs including Tottenham, it could prove hard to do so with many Spurs fans seemingly content with the chant and others very enthusiastic whilst singing it. 

Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust, Darren Alexander, will apparently be issuing questionnaires to Tottenham supporters regarding the issue in order to perceive the fans' take on the matter.

Alexander went on to say: “There is a document that Spurs will be sending out to season-ticket holders in due course," 

“It’s a questionnaire, and basically what the club want to ascertain is do the fans think now is the right time to stop using this identity.

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