Football: Tottenham fan arrested during West Ham defeat for "Yid" chants

LONDON (AFP) - A Tottenham fan was arrested after allegedly chanting the word "Yid" during his team's 0-3 defeat by West Ham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Metropolitan Police had issued a pre-match warning to supporters of both teams that they could be arrested if they used the inflammatory word during the London derby.

However, that plea was largely ignored and one fan was held on suspicion of committing the offence at half-time in the stadium's East Stand.

Yid is a term for Jew which is often considered derogatory, but fans of the north London club chant the word as an act of defiance against those who taunt them because of their links with the Jewish community.

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