West Ham to give out lifetime bans after fans filmed chanting anti-Semitic abuse at Jewish man on plane

WEST HAM have condemned fans who chanted vile anti-Semitic songs to a Jewish man on a flight to Belgium.

The shocking clip, which went viral on social media, shows supporters chanting racial abuse at a fellow passenger as he walks down the aisle of the plane.

West Ham fans sang vile anti-Semitic abuse at a Jewish man on a plane to Belgium

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West Ham fans sang vile anti-Semitic abuse at a Jewish man on a plane to BelgiumCredit: https://twitter.com/AwayDayBible/status/1456311570989035528
West Ham have vowed to give lifetime bans to anyone identified in the clip

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West Ham have vowed to give lifetime bans to anyone identified in the clipCredit: https://twitter.com/AwayDayBible/status/1456311570989035528

Hammers fans were travelling to Genk for Thursday night’s 2-2 Europa League draw.

And the club vowed to dish out lifetime bans to anyone identified in the video.

A spokesperson said: “West Ham United is appalled by contents of the video circulating on social media and condemn the behaviour of the individuals involved.

“The club is liaising with the airline and relevant authorities to identify the individuals.

“We continue to be unequivocal in our stance – zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination. Any individuals identified will be issued with indefinite ban.

“Equality, diversity and inclusion are at heart of the club. We do not welcome any individuals who do not share those values.”

The video sparked fury, with calls for the fans to be arrested and for the Prem club to punish them.

Former Labour MP Ian Austin, a life peer in the House of Lords, tweeted: “Disgusting. That’s not an ‘anti Tottenham song’, it’s anti-Semitic.

“The poor guy. It’s racist abuse. Why weren’t they kicked off the flight?”

A West Ham fan later lost a finger while celebrating a Saed Benrahma goal, with a gruesome clip circulating online.

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