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How intense does the chanting between fans get at a Premier League derby?
It gets very nasty at times.
I’m a Spurs fan and both Chelsea and West Ham fans come to White Hart Lane, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, and hiss. That’s not so bad I guess…? Tottenham are traditionally a Jewish team and the hissing is for the Nazi gas chambers.
Then Spurs fans go to Arsenal and sing about how Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager, is a paedophile.
When any club comes from the North of England to London there is a traditional song:
I go down t’ pub
I drink 10 pints
Get absolutely plastered.
I go back home
I beat the wife
‘Cos I’m a Northern Bastard.
This stuff seems to be a legacy of the 1970s and 1980s. Before that watching football/soccer was like watching normal sports: you applauded a little if the other side played well and applauded a lot if your lot played well. For reasons I don’t understand soccer fans became very violent and tribal in the 70s in the UK. I hope we sort ourselves out soon.