Uses and meanings of ‘Yid’ in English football fandom: A case study of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

  title={Uses and meanings of ‘Yid’ in English football fandom: A case study of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club},
  author={Emma Poulton and Oliver Durell},
  journal={International Review for the Sociology of Sport},
  pages={715 - 734}
  • Emma Poulton, Oliver Durell
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport
  • This is the first empirical study to explain the contested uses and meanings of ‘Yid’ in English football fan culture. A pertinent socio-political issue with important policy and legal implications, we explain the different uses of ‘Yid’, making central the cultural context in which it is used, together with the intent underpinning its usage. Focusing upon Kick It Out’s The Y-Word campaign film (which attempted to raise awareness of antisemitism in football by advocating a ‘zero tolerance… CONTINUE READING
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