The Anti-semetic Saint was a surprise

A Southampton loving 57 year-old, at least that is his physical age, was arrested at the weekend when shouting anti-semetic abuse at Spurs fans. He was arrested on 'suspicion of a racially aggravated offence.'

Tottenham and Southampton fans usually don't have a problem with each other. We do not come into contact with them that often with the sides generally playing in different divisions.

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Tottenham won 3-2 with a last gasp winner so there will have been some disappointed Southampton fans on Sunday but even the one arrest was rather a surprise. There are some teams against whom you expect trouble and others that you don't. Southampton would definitely fit in the latter category.

A statement from the London Metropolitan Police read: "During the Tottenham vs. Southampton match at White Hart Lane on March 23, officers in the stadium received a complaint regarding the behavior of a man sat in an area reserved for away supporters.

"The complaint was made by two people sat in the same area of the stadium. Officers arrested the man, aged 57, on suspicion of a racially aggravated offense under section five of the Public Order Act. He was taken into custody and subsequently bailed until May 19, pending further investigation."

A spokesman for Tottenham said when asked by American media, "Anti-Semitism in any form is wholly unacceptable and we support all efforts to kick it out of the game."

The Community Security Trust watches for incidents of anti-Semitism within football. They were also asked for their comments.

"In recent years anti-Semitism in football has been an increasingly important issue. CST and other Jewish organizations have worked closely with the FA and Kick it Out to try and deal with the problem and we will keep doing so.

"Racism should have no place in football and that includes anti-Semitism."

A spokesman for Southampton said, "As the Metropolitan Police have confirmed, this is an ongoing investigation and as such we are unable to comment at this time."

With sanity being restored over the use of the Yid word recently this incident is said not to involve the Yid word.

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