Arsenal fans accused of singing anti-semitic songs about Tottenham before Carabao Cup final

Arsenal fans have faced scrutiny for their behaviour yesterday

Arsenal fans have faced scrutiny for their behaviour yesterday (stock photo)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Arsenal supporters have been accused of singing anti-semitic songs about rivals Tottenham yesterday.

ITV journalist Robert Peston, an Arsenal fan, tweeted his disgust at the chants, which were reportedly aired before the Gunners' humiliating Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City yesterday (February 25).

According to Peston, Arsenal fans were suggesting Tottenham supporters don't have foreskins - a reference to Spurs' Jewish support base.

Peston tweeted: “One of those moments when I am ashamed to be Arsenal supporter on way to Wembley because moron gooners singing anti-Semitic song about how they have foreskins & Spurs fans don’t.

"Well many of us truer supporters are circumcised as is their/our hero Ozil (I assume). Shut the f up.”

He later added: “Afternoon started with me feeling racially abused by alleged fellow supporters. It continued with my beloved team capitulating in most spineless way.”

This isn't the first time Arsenal fans have stood accused of singing such chants. Before one recent north London derby against Spurs, fans were filmed on the Victoria Line singing I've got a foreskin haven't you" in a chant apparently aimed at their local rivals.

Arsenal lost 3-0 to City yesterday in a one-sided match which has prompted furious anger among the club's supporters, with many calling for manager Arsene Wenger to step down.