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‘Keep Calm, Hate the Yids’ posters being sold in London

By Mason White 6:21 AM February 7, 2014
Hate the Yids poster 

By: Aarav Sen
Police launched an investigation after anti-Semitic posters were sold in the United Kingdom, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

London Police said that posters that were sold outside the Emirates Stadium, read: “Keep Calm, Hate the Yids.”

However, no arrests have been made.

In the future, police officers will inspect the merchandise of local vendors in order to make sure that they are not selling anti-Semitic items.

Police warned vendors that if they are caught selling anti-Semitic items, they can lose their license and face charges.

Several weeks ago, 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.