Hate Crime

Police Investigating A Video Showing Football Fans Heading For The Etihad Stadium Chanting Anti-Semitic Songs

Police have launched an investigation into anti-Semitic chanting by Football fans after a video appeared online.

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The incident occurred before the Manchester City home game with Tottenham on Jan 21, Tottenham Hotspur FC are not a jewish club, but have many jewish fans.

Superintendent Steve Howard from the City of Manchester Division who was the Police Commander for Saturday’s fixture said: “Following recent media coverage, Greater Manchester Police have been made aware of a video showing people chanting anti-Semitic songs. We believe those involved were heading for the football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 21 January 2017.

“This has yet to be formally reported to police however we have now launched an investigation and we are treating this as a hate crime.

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has video footage to contact police as soon as possible.

“There is no place in society for such abhorrent behaviour and we will not tolerate hate crime of any sort in Greater Manchester.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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