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3 football fans charged for saying the word ‘Yid’

By Mason White 4:34 AM January 22, 2014
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By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) Three people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after shouting the word “Yid” in public, according to police reports in the United Kingdom.

The Yid chanting incidents occurred during Tottenham games.

The men were accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words, the Scotland Yard said in a statement on Tuesday.

Gary Whybrow, 31, and Sam Parsons, 24, allegedly chanted the word Yid during the match.

Peter Ditchman, 52, was charged after saying the word Yid at a different match. Ditchman was also charged with possession of cocaine.

Yid is a term for a Jew, and it is often considered derogatory. Football fans link Tottenham to London’s Jewish community.

Scotland Yard warned that anyone chanting the word Yid during games will face charges.