TWO football fans have been arrested after making Nazi salutes at Spurs supporters during an away game.
One of the Burnley spectators was filmed repeatedly moving his hand from under his nose up into the offensive gesture.
Two Burnley fans have been arrested for doing Nazi saluted at today’s match
They were filmed during their team’s 1-0 defeat at Spurs
Both men were kicked out the stadium before being arrested for a racially aggravated public order offence and held in custody.
Fans online called the behaviour “shameful” and “disgusting”, branding the men “scumbags”.
Many called on Burnley to ban them for life from the club, with one supporter writing: “We don’t need fans like that.”
Spurs has long been associated with a large Jewish fan base, with some waving the Star of David to signal that heritage.
In February the club urged fans to stop chanting the Y word as some rival fans used that as an excuse to conflate Tottenham and Judaism and abuse with blatant anti-Semitic songs and chants.
A vile video emerged in 2019 of West Ham fans chanting anti-Semitic songs at Spurs supporters on a metro train.
And a woman claimed a man travelling to West Ham’s clash with Spurs in December hurled anti-Semitic abuse at her.
Burnley FC has previously vowed to uphold a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of racism and has issued lifetime bans.
Its equality statement reads: “The club will not tolerate any form of discrimination, whether physical or verbal, and will ensure such behaviour is met with the appropriate action whenever it occurs.”
A spokesman for Tottenham Hotspur said: “The Club can confirm two visiting supporters have been identified and arrested following discriminatory gestures at today’s match.
“We shall be supporting the police with their investigation.”
Burnley FC said: “We can confirm there have been arrests in the away end today following reports of discrimination.
“This is now a police investigation and, collectively, we will work with Tottenham Hotspur, Met Police and Lancs Police on this matter.”
It kept the Clarets in relegation zone while Spurs overtook Arsenal into fourth position.
In 2020 Burnley condemned its fans who flew a ‘White Lives Matter’ banner over the Etihad before a match against Manchester City.
Captain Ben Mee, 32, said he was “ashamed” at the time.
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