The Tweets: West Ham fans hiss, chant Lazio & sing about Adolf Hitler during Spurs defeat
By all accounts, West Ham fans seriously let themselves down with some shocking behaviour during the 3-1 defeat at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
No video evidence has yet emerged, we will keep our eyes peeled, but there has been overwhelming reports on Twitter, in large part from established, respected, journalists, that West Ham supporters attempted to goad Tottenham fans with some disgraceful chanting.
Since Spurs are known as the “Yids” and have a number of Jewish supporters, over the years away fans have indulged in “hissing” to represent the gas chambers used to mass murder Jews in Europe during the second World War.
Following the events in Italy, where a Spurs fan was left seriously injured, West Ham supporters chanted Lazio – despite the violent attack in Rome having been reported to be committed by Roma fans.
To represent this particular insult, West Ham thugs chanted “Can we stab you every week.”
And, to rub salt in the wounds, a chant of “Adolf Hitler he’s coming for you,’ ‘f*cking Jew'” could also be heard from the Hammers end at White Hart Lane.
Will the FA or West Ham look to do anything about some of the most disgraceful chanting ever seen in the Premier League?
A vast amount of the Tweets on the subject can be seen below.
Hissing from the away fans. Have heard it a bit at WHL this season. Don’t think there’s a more despicable “chant” really.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) November 25, 2012
West Ham fans singing Anti-semitic songs, and hissing at the Spurs fans. Also singing, “can we stab you every week” #classy
— Mr Moral High Ground (@Nails94) November 25, 2012
West Ham fans letting themselves down a bit by hissing and singing “Viva Lazio” #PASoccer
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) November 25, 2012
West Ham fans utter disgrace- Lazio chants (for obvious reasons), Nazi salutes, hissing, ‘Adolf Hitler he’s coming for you,’ ‘f*cking Jew’
— Ben Franks (@benfranksthfc) November 25, 2012
So, reports of West Ham fans hissing and also singing ‘can we stab you every week?’. Real top notch football #bantz from them. Morons.
— Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) November 25, 2012
Really wish I didn’t support the same club as the abject arseholes hissing at White Hart Lane.
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) November 25, 2012
Nazi salutes, hissing and chanting in support of Lazio ultras. West ham fans disgraceful today and deserve next game behind closed doors.
— Spence (@Spence1882) November 25, 2012
88 mins: West Ham fans whip out the Hitler chants. Not one or two either, quite a lot.
— Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) November 25, 2012
No surprise at some west ham singing Hitler songs at lane, most of them were probably wearing poppy’s a couple weeks back too… #braindead
— James Foley (@jamesfoley_) November 25, 2012