West Ham fans chant vile ‘f****** Jews‘ song about Spurs as police investigate footage

Police are also investigating the fans seen on before Saturday‘s match between the Hammers and .

The fans were filmed singing a racist song about London rivals , who have a large Jewish following, before West Ham‘s defeat at Old Trafford.

A short clip was shared thousands of times on social media, and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said on Sunday they are investigating the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Boyce from GMP said: “Racism of any kind has no place in our society and I would like to reassure the public that we are taking this matter extremely seriously.

“Here in Manchester, we pride ourselves on making sure fans from far and wide are welcomed and it is disappointing that a small few have brought shame on football in this way.

IDIOTS: West Ham fans were filmed singing an antisemitic song about Spurs fans on Saturday (Pic: TWITTER/DARREN RICHMAN)

CONDEMNED: West Ham released a statement after the clip went viral on social media (Pic: TWITTER/WEST HAM UNITED)

RESPONSE: Greater Manchester Police says it is investigating the footage (Pic: GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE)

“Let me be really clear — racial abuse will not be tolerated and anyone who partakes in this kind of behaviour can expect to be investigated by the police.”

Shortly after the footage emerged, West Ham put out a statement which said: “We are disgusted by the contents of the video circulating on social media this evening.

“We are taking immediate action to try to identify the offenders, whose details we will be handing over to the police and will be banned for life from London Stadium and from travelling in the club.

“West Ham is unequivocal in its stance — there is no place for this kind of behaviour at our club.

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“Racial abuse will not be tolerated and anyone who partakes in this kind of behaviour can expect to be investigated by the police”

DCI Rebecca Boyce, Greater Manchester Police

“We do not want people like this associated with West Ham United.”

It went on: “They are not welcome at our club, they are not welcome in civilised society.”

Anyone with information about Saturday‘s incident is urged to call GMP on or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Saturday‘s video is the latest in a string of alleged racist incidents involving football fans in recent days.

On Thursday,  fans were filmed .

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VICTIM: Napoli‘s Kalidou Koulibaly was racially abused during a Europa League tie with Arsenal (Pic: REUTERS)

COMEBACK: Man City forward Raheem Sterling suffered monkey chants during Montenegro vs England (Pic: GETTY)

The club later denied three people entry to their Europa League match in Slavia Prague after they were identified as being in the video singing about the Liverpool forward.

 were forced to condemn r during their Europa League win at the Emirates on the same night, and also said they would issue a life ban in response.

Last month, .

FIFA president Gianni Infantino spoke out about the recent spate of racist incidents, saying on Saturday: “Racism has no place in football, just as it has no place in society either.”

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