World Cup news: England fans caught aiming Nazi salutes at Tottenham in Russia | World | News



Sick footage shows two men believed to be Three Lions fans repeatedly performing the Nazi salute and chanting an anti-Semitic song addressed to Tottenham Hotspur – a club with historic links to London’s Jewish population.

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They are heard chanting: “Spurs are on their way to Auschwitz, Hitler’s gonna gas them again.”

They then shout “sieg heil, sieg heil”, a victory salute used by Nazis at their political rallies.

The video is believed to have been filmed in the Russian city of Volgograd, where England played its first World Cup match against Tunisia. 

Gareth Southgate’s team won thanks to two goals scored by England captain Harry Kane, incidentally the star of Tottenham, the North London team targeted in the video.

The footage has sparked an investigation from British police and the FA.

An FA spokesperson said: “We strongly condemn the actions of the people in this video.

“We are working with the relevant authorities, including the UK Police investigations team, who are making enquiries to identify the individuals involved and take appropriate action. 

“The disgraceful conduct of the individuals in this video does not represent the values of the majority of English football fans supporting the team in Russia.”

This is not the first time Tottenham and his fans have been targeted by such slurs.

In April, Chelsea fans were also caught in a video singing anti-Semitic songs ahead of their FA Cup semi-final game with Tottenham.

And in January police launched another investigation against two Manchester City fans chanting anti-Semitic words on a packed tram carriage.

Tottenham has become the target of antisemitism because of the support it draws from the London Jewish community and the fact its three Jewish businessmen have been the team’s chairmen since 1982. 


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