British football club vow to ban fans who engaged in antisemitic chanting

British football club West Ham United said they were “disgusted” after a video of their fans chanting an antisemitic song on a Manchester tram.

The video shows a group of fans chanting an abusive song, aimed at London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, whilst on a tram in Manchester, ahead of their game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

It is the latest in a string of racist incidents that have dogged the sport over the last few weeks.

In a statement, West Ham said: “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 travelling with the club”.

“West Ham United is unequivocal in its stance – there is no place for this kind of behaviour 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 civilised society.”

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