Arsenal fans were filmed shouting anti-Semitic abuse on a train, as they travelled to watch the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
Filmed by an unnamed Spurs fan, the clip shows Arsenal supporters hurling the abuse on Saturday before the fixture, including “‘I’ve got a foreskin” and “f****** Jews”, as reported by Daily Mail.
The Spurs fan that shot the racist abuse on the train told the Mail: “‘I got off at Seven Sisters and spoke to the police about it but they didn’t really do anything about it.”
They added, that the fans “were singing about the Holocaust and Auschwitz” too, but -“it doesn’t normally happen with Arsenal [fans].”
The fan who took the clip said there were lots of the commuters on the train, but “no one seemed shock, some people were actually laughing. I was really offended by it.”
Former Football Association Director and current Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council Simon Johnson, said the abuse is “disgraceful anti-Semitic chanting.”
Calls for investigation
He said, “as it happened away from the ground, we call on British Transport Police to investigate the allegations and for both clubs to provide full cooperation in identifying the perpetrators. There can be no tolerance of those who resort to racist chants in any circumstances”.
the clip shows Arsenal supporters hurling the abuse on Saturday before the fixture, including “‘I’ve got a foreskin”
Board of Deputies Vice President Marie van der Zyl said: “This kind of appalling abuse has no place in football or society. The offenders should be identified, punished to the full extent of the law and banned for life from football stadiums so that families can enjoy our national game in safety free from the intimidation and provocation of the haters.”
Tottenham fans have previously been subject to anti-Semitic abuse due to the club’s historical links with the east London Jewish community.