West Ham United have received some bad press over the past six days, but they have now been praised for their rapid response in tackling the incident at Tottenham last Sunday.

A small group of supporters were heard chanting anti-semetic chants near the end of their defeat at White Hart Lane and the club has already banned an individual, while others were arrested.

The club issued a recent statement claiming they will continue to hunt down the individuals involved and punish them. Meanwhile their actions have been praised by Kick It Out.

Lord Herman Ouseley, Chair of Kick it Out said: “Kick It Out is encouraged by the swift action taken by West Ham United in the wake of Sunday’s fixture.

“Clubs have the power to show leadership and set an example for the vast majority of its supporters to follow in instances like this. Here, they’ve done exactly that.

“Kick It Out has seen first-hand the appetite the club has in embracing anti-discrimination initiatives, with David Gold and James Tomkins both acting as campaign ambassadors in 2012. By doing this they’re helping to send a message as to what is and what isn’t acceptable.

“It is clear they feel abuse of this kind won’t be tolerated and, in a period where the issue is high on the agenda, this approach is something we applaud.”


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