Spurs fans charged over 'yid' chants

  • Last Updated: January 21 2014, 17:26 GMT

Three football fans have been charged in connection with using the word "yid" at Tottenham matches.

Gary Whybrow, 31, Sam Parsons, 24, and Peter Ditchman, 52, are due to appear before magistrates on February 4 accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words.

Whybrow, from west London, and Parsons, from Amersham, Buckinghamshire, are accused of the offence during the Europa League game against FC Sheriff on November 7, while Ditchman, from Bishop's Stortford, allegedly used bad language in the Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham on October 6.

The three men are all accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress.

They will all appear at Hendon Magistrates' Court.

Ditchman is also accused of possession of cocaine at the same match.

Police have repeatedly warned fans not to use the word "yid" in recent months, and have also made arrests over various anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Spurs fans.


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