Antisemitism and the Contested Uses and Meanings of ‘Yid’ in English Football

This London derby also has an unpleasant history of antisemitic abuse directed towards Tottenham fans because of their club’s perceived ‘Jewish identity’. Ahead of the game, we are delighted to present recently published research by Dr Emma Poulton, a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport at Durham University and member of The Football Collective. Her article reflects upon antisemitic discourse in English football and in doing so, explains the different uses and meanings of ‘Yid’ in football fan culture.