Sam Allardyce: Fans guilty of antisemitic chanting must be kicked out
Sam Allardyce says West Ham will deal with guilty fans. West Ham vow to ban fans found guilty of anti-Semitic chanting. Sam Allardyce has condemned the West Ham supporters responsible for the antisemitic chanting that marred Sunday's match against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, urging the authorities to punish the perpetrators who mocked the Holocaust as strongly as possible. Allardyce said that he had not been able to comment properly on the chants immediately after the game as he had not heard them but was disgusted at what he had seen having reviewed the footage since Sunday. "I had no idea what had been said or done," Allardyce said. "I wasn't prepared to comment on it having not heard what went on. We were in a difficult position and I was not in a good mood. I was expecting to talk about football. "I was very, very disappointed to hear what went on from a small minority. Nobody condones it. We have zero tolerance at the club and the authorities deal with it. I don't wish to hear any of that chanting. I must stress it is a small minority. They should be thrown out of football. A small minority can make themselves heard when they want to. The good thing is with CCTV cameras it's difficult to get away with. They can be picked out and punished accordingly. If we punish people in the right way we will stop it." West Ham's on-loan Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun said he was embarrassed by the actions of the fans, who chanted about Adolf Hitler, made Nazi salutes and ...