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West Ham ban fan after anti-Semitic chanting

Published on Nov 27, 2012 8:26 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - West Ham United have banned a season ticket holder and promised action against other offenders after anti-Semitic chanting in Sunday's 3-1 Premier League loss at Tottenham Hotspur.

The FA said it would investigate claims of abusive chanting at the game while West Ham's Jewish co-chairman David Gold said the east London club would take a "zero tolerance" approach with any fans found to have made anti-Semitic taunts.

In a statement on Monday the east London club said five fans were arrested during the game and two cautioned by police for"racially aggravated gesturing", which media reports referred to as Nazi salutes.

West Ham are also working with London rivals Tottenham to identify fans heard taunting Spurs supporters, who have strong Jewish ties.

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