Spurs head-coach backs David Cameron.
After PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle and the FA called for Tottenham Hotspur fans to stop referring to themselves as ‘Yids’, Spurs Manager Andre Villas-Boas has backed David Cameron’s assertions that fans should be allowed to use the word.
The Prime Minster has said that he belives Spurs fans should not be prosecuted for using the term, which fans have adopted to defend themselves against jibes from opposing supporters reflecting the club’s position within the Jewish Community.
The FA has annoucned that anyone using the word ‘Yid’ could be handed a football banning order and even prosecuted.
Villas Boas welcomed Cameron’s intevention on the matter, believing the Prime Minster’s comments will have struck a chord with fans.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph the Portuguese said: “He can get involved anywhere, he is the Prime Minister,”
“I think his intervention was probably what Spurs fans would want to hear. It was straightforward in what he came out with and it was clear.”
“I think our fans sing it with pride, it is something that they defend. It is not sung with offence.
“I see no problem with it. The problem is finding out what is seen as an offence. That is why the FA has come out and made a statement, so hopefully this won’t become a debate that leads nowhere.”