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Tottenham Fans Charged Over 'Yid' Chants
Three football fans have been charged in connection with using insulting language during Tottenham Hotspur matches.
Gary Whybrow, 31; Sam Parsons, 24, and Peter Ditchman, 52, are due to appear before magistrates on February 4 accused of using the word "yid".
Whybrow, from west London, and Parsons, from Amersham, Buckinghamshire, are accused of the offence during a Europa League game against FC Sheriff on November 7.
Ditchman, from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, allegedly used bad language in the Barclays Premier League game with West Ham on October 6.
All three are 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 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.
The club has a strong Jewish following, but thousands of fans have defied the warnings and used the term during chants.
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