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Tottenham on fans’ use of Y-word: ‘It’s time to move on’ | Football News

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Tottenham have released a statement on their fans’ use of the Y-word, saying that “it is time to move on” from associating the term with the club.  


Spurs held a review of the use of the Y-word, holding focus groups with some of the club’s fanbase which concluded in the summer of 2020.

In highlighting some of the key findings, Spurs revealed:


  • Members of their fanbase feel uncomfortable with the Y-word’s continued use at matches.
  • Supporters who were prepared to defend their position on why they use the term expressed an openness to its use being reduced if it caused offence to fellow fans.
  • Supporters, especially those of a younger generation, are often unaware of the term’s meaning and its historical context when chanting it.
  • That now, more than ever, is the time to re-assess and re-consider its ongoing use.

Spurs said in the statement: “We recognise how these members of our fanbase feel and we also believe it is time to move on from associating this term with our club.

“Tottenham continue to refrain from engaging with any social media handle or bio that contains the Y-word and they do not permit it being printed on shirts in any official retail outlets or used in any official club context.”

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