Redknapp slams chanting fans

Harry Redknapp has criticised both Tottenham and Arsenal fans after the North London derby, as both sets of supporters were guilty of shouting derogatory and offensive chants.

The Spurs faithful targeted opposition boss Arsene Wenger, calling him a paedophile in their songs at White Hart Lane.

Despite this, the majority of Redknapp’s annoyance seems to be focussed on the visiting fans, who singled out former striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Gunners supporters mocked the terrorist attack on the Togo international team, with the last line of their song “shot in Angola; it should have been you.”

With football’s image already under scrutiny, Redknapp has asked for an end to the sickening behaviour.

“The chants at Ade were disgusting and there were some pretty disgusting chanting at me,” he told reporters after the game.

“That’s life, isn’t it? But how do you chant ­something like that? You can’t be right mentally.

“There’s kids up there. How do you bring kids up to sing songs about Manchester United, as a parent, with a four-year-old singing about the Busby Babes, one of greatest teams ever?

“What’s that kid going to become? I dread to think. I don’t know what we can do with the kids. But we can do ­something to the parents of that four-year-old kid. It’s disgusting. There’s no place for it in life,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

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