Antisemitic graffiti sprayed on Arsenal fan pub near Emirates stadium

A pub frequented by Arsenal fans near the Emirates football stadium has been daubed with the word “Yids” alongside a tag used by Tottenham Hotspur supporters.

The incident took place ahead of the clash between the rival north London clubs, which was drawn 2-2.

Images of The Brewer h showed the words “THFC” – shorthand for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club – and “Yids” sprayed onto the front of the pub.

Although “Yid Army” is a common chant among Tottenham supporters, including Jews, it has become more controversial over the years.

The club surveyed its fans on the use of the phrase and found that Spurs supporters themselves – Jewish and non-Jewish alike – opposed its use.

Arsenal will hold an antisemitism workshop for all employees of the club. The sessions will be delivered with the help of the Jewish Gooners group, a new affiliate.


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