London soccer fans allegedly spew anti-Semitic abuse on train
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London soccer fans allegedly spew anti-Semitic abuse on train

West Ham supporters reportedly sing ‘I’ve got a foreskin, how about you?’ before soccer match

Days after a video emerged showing British soccer fans taunting a black man on a Paris subway, another video has come out showing fans apparently chanting anti-Semitic slogans while riding through a Jewish neighborhood of London.

The video, posted on Twitter Sunday and picked up by British media outlets, reportedly portrays West Ham soccer fans on the London tube chanting “I’ve got a foreskin, how about you? Fucking Jew,” allegedly while travelling through the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Stamford Hill.

The report could not be independently verified and the identity of the culprits could not be confirmed.

According to media reports, the fans were apparently on their way to a soccer match with Tottenham FC.

The Tottenham Football Club is known for having a large Jewish fan-base and was popular among Jewish immigrants who settled in London’s East End in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The 13 second video was filmed in a heavily packed  train car, ostensibly with a mobile phone. Thus far, none of the supposed culprits have been named or charged.

The incident comes as British soccer is still reeling over a video from a week ago that showed fans of Chelsea FC chanting “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it,” while refusing to let a black man enter a train in Paris.

In response West Ham fans released a video Sunday showing how unracist they were.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUfvQHz-Hds

The video of the anti-Semitic chanting comes amid a wave of anti-Semitic sentiment sweeping Europe including a series of fatal terror attacks — in Copenhagen last week, and Paris last month — that were directed at Jewish as well as other targets and left nearly 20 people dead.

British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted last week in the wake of the deadly Copenhagen synagogue shooting that Jews are safe in the United Kingdom and that they are pleased to call the UK home.

“While I am prime minister I promise we will fight anti-Semitism with everything we have got,” Cameron said.

“Britain is proud to be a multi-ethnic, multi-faith democracy,” he noted, responding also in part to a report released early February by a London-based anti-Semitism watchdog that claimed 2014 had seen the highest-ever number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain.

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