Kick It Out have produced a new film entitled the Y-Word featuring our own Ledley King and Gary Lineker, which focuses on the use of the term ‘Yid’ and it’s various derivatives, in English football.
Spurs fans, who have suffered years of anti-Semitic abuse, have taken to adopting the word as a positive label to identify themselves and Tottenham’s players. In doing so the theory is that it robs the word of it’s power, in much the same way that the black community have appropriated the ‘n-word’.
Kick It Out argues that by using the term, Tottenham fans are making it more socially acceptable for our rivals fans to use in a casual manner. Do you agree? Should we stop using the ‘Y-word’, or is it a positive thing to do?