West Ham fans arrested over offensive gestures during Tottenham clash

One supporter from the away section at White Hart Lane, who was a Hammers season-ticket holder, has since been banned by the club for life
The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that two men were arrested during Tottenham's clash with West Ham on Sunday on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

Sections of the away support were allegedly heard making anti-Semitic chants throughout the game, behaviour which has since been condemned by a number of anti-racism groups.

West Ham have also confirmed that one of the fans arrested inside White Hart Lane was a season-ticket holder and has now been given a banning order by the club.

A statement from West Ham reads: "Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that five supporters were arrested during Sunday's match at White Hart Lane outside of the stadium for unrelated incidents and two more were cautioned for racially aggravated gesturing inside the ground.

"One of those fans has since been identified as a season-ticket holder and has, this afternoon, been sent a letter containing a banning order from the club. Any other individuals identified can expect a similar swift and robust response."

The FA has launched an investigation into the claims, and on Monday afternoon the Metropolitan Police confirmed that they made two arrests at White Hart Lane.

“Two men were arrested during the football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham on Sunday the 25th November on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence,” a police spokesperson told Goal.com.

“The men accepted a police caution.”

There have been widespread calls for an investigation by the police, but they confirmed that, while a complaint has been received, they are yet to investigate it further.

“A complaint has been received but we are yet to speak formally to the complainant,” the spokesperson added.