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Jewish Spurs fans happy to use ‘Y word’

THE majority of Jewish fans of Tottenham Hotspur are happy for supporters to keep using the word ‘Yid’.

There has been a lot of debate over the Y word as Spurs fans — both Jewish and non-Jewish — refer to themselves as Yiddos or Yid Army.

But the club has repeatedly asked fans to stop using the term.

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust fan survey, completed by 6001 fans, asked if they “agreed with the club that the time has come to move on from using the word in relation to Spurs”.

But 52 per cent of fans who identified as Jewish strongly disagreed or disagreed, with 30 per cent agreeing.

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