Lucy Woolford made some interesting points in her article ‘When does banter cross the line and become a problem?’ in last month’s issue of Blowing Bubbles. It is a tricky subject but she expressed both sides of the debate with great eloquence and without resorting to the kind of knee-jerk sensationalism we often see in the national press. Personally I think banter and cruel humour is part of football and the terrace chants are one of the main attractions of going to watch live matches.
Nevertheless, it is clear that there is a line which, although we may put a toe across it from time to time, should not be crossed. While we all may have contrasting views on where that line is I’m sure we all know in our hearts when we have gone too far.
bout time we stopped singing the ‘running round Tottenham song.’ While I can see some would find it funny and harmless it is clearly pounced upon by a nasty minority of our support and personally I feel very uncomfortable when I hear people should out ‘f**king Jew.’
Come on West Ham, we are better than that.