Chelsea boss and the an­tisemitic emails

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United, one in­vited Chelsea fans to “sieg heil the af­ter­noon singing the usual Chelsea anti-Jewish song, and wav­ing the Pales­tinian Ha­mas flag”.

The emailer even rewrote the Chelsea song Care Free, chang­ing the words to ‘Care free Whever Ever You May Be, Shoot and Kill a ter­ror­ist Jew where ever he may be’.

Grant has re­fused to be ques­tioned on the sub­ject. His spokesman told us: “He doesn’t want to be­come a po­lit­i­cal or so­cial com­men­tary fig­ure. He wants to be known as a foot­ball man­ager.”

He said he was aware of the emails and the club is “proac­tive” in co-op­er­at­ing with po­lice by gath­er­ing evi- dence for a pros­e­cu­tion. “When that hap­pens we will be very high pro­file,” he said.

Grant’s sis­ter, Ruth Grant Po­rat, be­lieves that the cov­er­age of him has been dis­re­spect­ful, not an­tisemitic.

She said: “I’m scared to use a word like that lightly after what my fa­ther went through in the Holo­caust.

“I’ve been fol­low­ing the Bri­tish me­dia very closely and I haven’t seen any, ex­cept some oc­ca­sional com­ments in the talk­backs. We went to the Car­ling Cup fi­nal and didn’t hear any an­tisemitism. The me­dia did not show re­spect for Avram be­cause he came from a coun­try with no ma­jor foot­ball cul­ture but I have seen a clear change in the tone of the press re­cently.”

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