Spurs and Arsenal unite to condemn sick chants

NORTH London rivals Spurs and Arsenal will join forces in attempts to identify those fans who were guilty of abusive chanting during Sunday’s derby at White Hart Lane.

A section of Tottenham’s fans taunted Arsene Wenger and stricken full-back Bacary Sagna, who left the field on a stretcher with a fractured right leg. The away fans, meanwhile, sang that they wished Emmanuel Adebayor had been killed in the machine gun attack on the Togo team bus in January of last year.

In a rare show of unity the two clubs issued a joint statement yesterday to condemn all fans who were guilty of abusive chanting.

It read: “Both clubs were extremely disappointed to hear the chants from supporters. Neither club tolerates foul language, racist chanting, homophobic chanting or any anti-social behaviour. We shall be working closely with each other to identify the individuals involved.”