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“CHELSEA want the term ‘Yid’ erad­i­cated from their ground. But Tot­ten­ham in­sist the FA should be tak­ing the lead and are wary of be­ing made a scape­goat. ‘It is a com­plex is­sue and there are strong feel­ings on both sides. But the fans them­selves have not raised it,’ says their spokesper­son. And that may be a key part of the prob­lem: a scarcity of high-profile voices from within the Jewish foot­ball com­mu­nity. Many of those [we] ap­proached de­clined to be in­ter­viewed for fear of alien­at­ing them­selves in the foot­ball world. Oth­ers did not want to draw at­ten­tion to their Jewish iden­tity and in some cases clubs felt it too con­tro­ver­sial for their staff to dis­cuss. The ret­i­cence re­minds some of the days when black play­ers were too fright­ened to speak about racism.” ANNA KES­SEL IN THE OB­SERVER, OC­TO­BER 28

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