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A man was arrested and will be charged with disorderly conduct related charges after screaming the word “Yid” during a soccer game in the United Kingdom, according to police reports.
London Police said that a Tottenham fan was arrested after screaming the word "Yid" when his team lost to West Ham.
Metropolitan Police had issued a pregame warning to fans of both teams that they could be arrested if they used the inflammatory word during the London derby.
However, their plea was largely ignored and a fan was detained on suspicion of having committed a public order offense at halftime.
Tottenham fans have sent a clear message of defiance to the police by chanting "Yid Army" during the Premier League.
Yid is a term for Jew, and it is often considered derogatory, but the north London fans chant the word as an act of defiance against those who scoff because of their ties with the Jewish community.
Despite the police warning, a large part of the crowd sang "Yid Army" and "We'll chant what we want" before kick-off. The chants did not stop throughout the match.
Some fans also screamed “Yiddo” during the game.