Y-word consultation update

dontcallme

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The second example features the Hypocrite-In-Chief, the third-rate comedian desperately using this issue to regain some currency: Mr. David Baddiel. He whines incessantly about how terrible it is for Spurs fans to chant 'yiddo' or 'yid army' yet never makes mention of fans of his beloved Chelsea hissing at us or lustily performing 'Spurs are on their way to Auschwitz'. When the insignificant talentless wanker (is that offensive? I'm so sorry) addresses that, then he might begin to deserve to be taken seriously.
Sorry but this narrative is incorrect. Baddiel has spoken out against Chelsea fans onnumerous occasions and said he has stopped attending in one of their stands due to the racism there and lack of action.

He hates the use of the Y word and whether I agree with him or not he has every right to air these views.
 

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Unfortunatley I think we should stop using the Y word in games. If it is an offensive term used to address Jewish people I dont see how anyone can argue against it. I respect that most people chanting Yid army do not have any hate or racism behind the use of the word, but its not up to them.
Problem is that it's a divisive issue. The word itself is not used only as a slur. The editor of the Jewish Chronicle is a Spurs fan and wrote a great piece on his support of our use of the word.

Not everyone feels the same way which is where the issue is.
 

mil1lion

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I do think black people have the right idea though rewording nigger to nigga to give it a new meaning. Maybe we should just change it to yidd and give it a meaning of its own.
 

Sid Tottenham

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So yeah let’s stop using yid then when Chelsea carry on with the hissing and the other antisemitic stuff I want to hear from Badiel
I know what he’ll say well they used to use the y word it will take time meanwhile we have to put up with the abuse because it’s not going away anytime soon whether we stop using it or not.
Do we ignore it and let our Jewish fans suffer and feel alone or do we stand with them like we have done in the past
The only reason we ever started owning the word was because of abuse from others
We didn’t just start using it for a laugh
 

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If this message or sentiment was coming from a Jewish person or from the Jewish community it would carry much more weight, as someone has mentioned prior (in jest I believe, but he touched on the issue) this is all about emotions.

As black man, if I heard two black men greeting each other by saying "what's up my n*" it would get probably get a pass, for the reason you highlight

However, If I heard the same two folks greeting each other by saying "what's up my FBC*" then this would generate an emotional response internally that would be difficult to rationalise or explain.

And so with that, we need to hear from Jewish folks on this one.

Are you Jewish? No offence intended I was just curious.


It's all emotive
Fox Broadcasting Company??
 

Canukspurs

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So, if 'we'.....us fans.... are only 11 per. cent Jewish, it seems pointless to continue with this outmoded expression does it not?
 

mawspurs

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So, if 'we'.....us fans.... are only 11 per. cent Jewish, it seems pointless to continue with this outmoded expression does it not?
Well the reason we started using the word was to stand with the 11% against the abuse they were receiving from rival fans. The reason for using it hasn't changed even if the percentage may have altered slightly from when we started.

As others have mentioned though the club is a global brand now and they would rather we didn't have this associated with the club.

So do we have to choose between meeting the clubs expectations and standing with our fellow fans?
 
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