To English football fans can have a hard time to behave properly, is no news. But where the former was physical violence, that pervaded the headlines, it is now the verbal – often racist – assault, which tarnishes the sport.
And apparently especially in the London area.
recently got a Tottenham fan lifelong quarantine after having thrown a banana peel after Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Emirates Stadium.
The same thing happened to a 60-year-old Chelsea fan, also lost his job, when he cried racist after Manchester City Raheem. A further three fans were arrested for the same reason, after the incident at Stamford Bridge.
And the English football association investigating along with the police a video of Millwall fans singing racist songs against their Everton counterpart.
Now it is West ham's fans, who have come under the spotlight after hjemmekampen on Monday evening against Liverpool.
According to The Sun documenting video clips, that Liverpool's Mohamed Salah was subjected to racist heckling, when he on the London Stage is supposed to take a corner kick.
’Salah, you fucking muslim cunt. Fuck off’, is one of the elskværdighederne from the grandstand close.
the Liverpool striker was called all the worst, when he had to take a corner kick. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
West ham have now announced a study to identify the spectators, and it promises to flow to the matter with great seriousness, says a spokesman from the club.
- At West ham United, we have zero-tolerance towards all forms of violence and hateful behavior. We are a club that includes – regardless of age, race, religion, belief, civil or marital status, gender, and sexual orientation. Everyone is welcome on the London Stage, the spokesman said.
- we Can identify any that violate the the kind, will their identity be disclosed to the police, and they will get a life-time quarantine from the London Stage.
- There is no place for that kind of behavior at our stadium.
Also in scottish football is racism a growing problem, and the 42 ligaklubber meet now, to do something about it, writes the BBC.
A campaign should be coming soon, and it will be backed up politically.