Fans cautioned over anti-Semitic chants

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Two West Ham United supporters have been cautioned by police for singing anti-Semitic chants during Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur.

A section of West Ham supporters appeared to mock the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust during the Premier League clash in London.

The pair of fans were arrested during the game and accepted the police cautions, Scotland Yard said. Tottenham Hotspur have a large fan-base from the Jewish community and the north London club has historical Jewish roots.

The abuse came four days after Spurs fan Ashley Mills was stabbed in an attack by Italian hooligans before Tottenham’s game against Lazio in Rome.

West Ham supporters sang “Viva Lazio” and “Can we stab you every week?”, as well as the hissing sounds alluding to the Holocaust gas chambers.