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West Ham Boss Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitic Chants By Club's Supporters

West Ham United Manager Sam Allardyce has "spoken out about the anti-Semitic chanting" that took place at White Hart Lane on Sunday and defended himself for not doing so earlier, according to Simon Rice of the IRISH INDEPENDENT. Immediately after the game, Allardyce claimed not to have heard the chants, saying: "If I didn't hear it, I can't condemn it." Supporters and pundits on Twitter Monday felt "this was not good enough, and Allardyce was under pressure to make a statement" Tuesday. Allardyce did and "joined those who have called for heavy punishments for those who appeared to mock Jews being gassed during the Holocaust." West Ham co-Owner David Gold said such actions "will not be tolerated" among the club's support, and the teams' Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun said he was "embarrassed" by the chanting (IRISH INDEPENDENT, 11/27).