August 8, 2022

Sections of the Tottenham away end could be heard singing the offensive chant

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) have condemned sections of their fanbase after they were heard singing an offensive chant at Anfield on Saturday.

Tottenham drew 1-1 against Liverpool after Heung-min Son’s goal was cancelled out by Luis Diaz’s strike as Jurgen Klopp’s men were dealt a blow in their quest to win the Premier League – and also potentially a famous quadruple.

However the game in Merseyside was marred by fans in the away end singing the ‘sign on’ chant, a song which is often sung by opposition fans when playing Liverpool, but which is also very offensive.

‘We’re Tottenham Hotspur. We’re better than that’

Following the draw at Anfield, the THST released a statement criticising those who sang the chant and stressed that “Poverty and joblessness are not fair game for banter.”

They said: “Singing about the opposition has long been a feature of English football, and we are reluctant to tell fans how they should support the team. Nevertheless, we were disappointed to hear the ‘Sign on’ chant at Saturday’s away match at Anfield.

“Poverty and joblessness are not fair game for banter. There is a cost of living crisis throughout England, including in London. Our Club represents an area and community with the fastest growing rate of unemployment in the country.

“We are rightly proud of our away support, and we want it to be noticed for positive reasons. For most of the game at Anfield our fans gave superb backing to a great team performance. Spurs fans have provided financial backing to Marine FC on Merseyside, and regularly contribute to food-banks and community initiatives in London. This is what we are about.

“The ‘Sign on’ chant is not what we are about. We’re Tottenham Hotspur. We’re better than that.”

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