Fans in the spotlight as Tottenham Hotspur face West Ham United

West Ham have issued a strongly-worded warning to their fans that any repeat of that behaviour at Spurs, who have a strong link with the Jewish community, would result in a banning order and potential criminal charges.

updated: October 05, 2013 10:19 IST
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London: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has warned fans who step out of line in Sunday's volatile clash at Tottenham that they will feel the wrath of the law.

Allardyce's east London outfit make the short trip across the capital to White Hart Lane for the first time since a section of their supporters brought shame on the club by chanting anti-Semitic abuse in the corresponding fixture in November last year.

Just four days after a Spurs fan was stabbed in an apparent anti-Semitic attack in Rome, a group of West Ham fans chanted "Viva Lazio" and "Can we stab you every week?" while some hissed, mimicking the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust.

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