West Ham United ‘s season goes from bad to worse after it was revealed that the police are set to make investigations into the club. Before you start, it won’t be for criminal defending, but something rather more serious.
From shambles to shameful, the Hammers season hit a new low on Sunday when large groups of supporters were filmed chanting racist and anti-semitic slogans at half-time of the club’s 4-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur . The Met confirmed that their football unit is investigating a complaint made by the Community Security Trust, an organisation that protects Britain’s Jewish community from anti-semitism. Among the chants heard was one stating: "I’d rather be a Paki than a Jew".
The Guardian report that clips of the chants had been posted on the YouTube website by a member going by the username of "cockneymatt88". The trust noted that the number in the username might have been a neo-Nazi reference, the 88 being the eighth letter of the alphabet twice over, standing for "Heil Hitler".
Though the username took down the clips at about