Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has condemned the behaviour of the fans of Partizan Belgrade in last night’s clash between them and the north London club, with their fans having displayed clear anti Semitic banners during the clash against Spurs, as reported by the Daily Star.
A photograph from the home end in the clash shows a banner being held aloft by the Serbian club’s fans, which, in a supposed parody of television show Only Fools and Horses, read “Only Jews and Pussies”.
Spurs are regularly the target of anti Semitic abuse at football grounds by fans of the opposition, due to a supposed significant Jewish following, although it is incredibly debatable as to whether they have any greater a Jewish following than many other clubs in the country.
Even so, the banner was incredibly offensive, and UEFA are set to investigate the incident further today.
Pochettino himself was appalled at the act, saying: “I didn’t see but the club is aware. And if it is true, that it is very disrespectful.
“It is a shame as it was a great atmosphere. It is very disrespectful, unacceptable and a massive problem for us.”