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Posted on 18 August 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

The chanting of 'Yidds and Yiddo's'

As part of our commitment to kicking racism out of football, the Club is currently taking part in a national anti-racism week of action. As many supporters will be aware, the terms 'Yidds' and 'Yiddo's' are chanted and sung regularly at White Hart Lane. Last season several Spurs supporters and the anti racism organisation Lets Kick Racism Out of Football contacted the Club directly regarding this issue because of the racial connotations attached to both terms.

Having canvassed the opinions of supporters on a number of issues recently including improvements to this season's Season Ticket and Club Membership packages, the Club would like to ask for your feedback again on the issue of chanting and singing of 'Yidds and Yiddo's'. We would be grateful if you could read the examples of the views we have received and then vote according to your view.

Thank you for your feedback.

View One

"Chanting 'yidds' and 'yiddo's' should not be stopped as they are part of the Club’s identity. They're used affectionately as a term of endearment and a sense of belonging at Tottenham, certainly not as an insult."

View Two

"I brought my son to the Lane for the first time and was then called to his school as he had chanted the word 'yid' and offended other students. It's quite clear that the terms 'yidds' and 'yiddo's' are racist in any location and so should not be encouraged. As has been shown with my son, Children are particularly unaware of the term's meaning outside of White Hart Lane and the use of it could cause serious offence."

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