Chelsea boss and the antisemitic emails
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.”