Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have jointly warned their fans to behave during Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg at Wembley after recent incidents of discriminatory behaviour that is on record and which will not be tolerated anymore.
Chelsea supporters have been under spotlight in recent weeks after a couple of high-profile unacceptable incidents, including a derogatory chants about Spurs supporters that includes alleged anti-Semitic language at a Europa League match in Hungary last month.
“This fixture is always a passionate encounter both on the pitch and in the stands, but in light of recent events and after consultation between both clubs and the Metropolitan Police, we would like to remind supporters of their responsibilities in keeping support positive,” Chelsea said to fans in a statement.
“Historically, a small minority has used the Tottenham fixture as licence to use anti-Semitic chants, noises and gestures…. Our position is clear — this is no excuse for abusive chanting or behaviour and it will not be tolerated.”
While saying that, its’s also on record that a Spurs supporter was banned and fined seriously for throwing a banana skin at Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the North London derby in early December, which was seriously frowned at.
In a bid to help control misbehavior, a statement on Tottenham’s official website reminded ticket holders that “foul, abusive, homophobic or racist behaviour will not be tolerated”.