Manchester City fans filmed ‘singing anti-Semitic songs to Tottenham supporters’ ahead of Premier …

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Fans of Tottenham were allegedly the subject of anti-Semitic abuse from Manchester City supporters ahead of the two teams’ clash this weekend.

Footage, which was filmed by a shocked passenger, shows yobs singing vile songs.

The passengers were filmed chanting ‘You’re getting gassed in the morning, gassed in the morning’ on a tram to the Etihad stadium on Saturday afternoon, report the Manchester Evening News.

One man can be heard shouting: “F*** off you f****** y***. F****** gas isn’t good enough for ya.”

Horrified City fan Anthony Fallon witnessed the incident while travelling on the Metrolink to watch City’s Premier League clash against the London club, which has traditionally had a strong Jewish following.

The abuse happened on the way to Manchester City’s stadium (Photo: Alex Livesey)

He was so shocked that he whipped out his camera phone to film the abuse.

Anthony, a 50-year-old dad, says he will be sending the footage directly to GMP to investigate.

He said: “I’m not sure if there were Tottenham fans on the tram or if it was just City fans trying to cause a melee between themselves or a raucous atmosphere, but they started saying ‘come on you Spurs’.

“The City fans next to me, two men in their 50s, then started chanting ‘You’re getting gassed in the morning’.

“It was making people very uncomfortable and there was a guy who obviously couldn’t wait to get off the tram.”

The footage shows a group of older men chanting while one man can be heard telling Anthony: “Ey mate, don’t be f****** filming everybody.

“I’m f****** camera shy me, do you know what I mean? You need permission to film in public. It’s a fact so don’t do it.”

The incident happened on a tram travelling from Market Street, in the city centre, to the Etihad at around 5.10pm on Saturday afternoon.

Anthony, from Whitefield, said he was stunned and ashamed by the behaviour, adding: “It was like being back in the 1980s.

“I went to a game in Leeds in 1983 where fans were throwing banana peels at a black player. This was like a throwback to the 1980s.

“I haven’t heard anything like that, certainly not in the last decade. I was completely taken aback.

Gabriel Jesus runs with the ball

City surrendered a two-goal lead against Spurs (Photo: AFP/Getty)

“They need to be identified. This was not just borderline racism, it was bile and hatred.”

A TfGM spokesperson said: “We’re extremely disappointed to see this kind of mindless behaviour taking place on a tram.

“This vile and hateful language has no place on football terraces, public transport or anywhere else.

“We will gladly work with police to bring these individuals to justice so we strongly urge anyone with any information about the incident to come forward.”

A spokesman for City said: “Manchester City strongly condemns the use of any anti-Semitic language and we are co-operating with the investigation into this matter.”

The Manchester Evening News has contacted GMP for comment on the footage.

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