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November 7, 2014 5:14 pm

‘X Factor’ Host Confronts Soccer Fans Chanting ‘Yiddo’ and Making Gas Chamber Sounds

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'X Factor:UK' Host Dermot O'Leary. Photo: Twitter.

The X Factor: UK host Dermot O’Leary confronted fans of the British Arsenal soccer club in a bar after hearing them make anti-Semitic remarks about London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the UK’s Jewish News reported on Thursday.

O’Leary was in Belgium with journalist Boyd Hilton watching Arsenal’s Champions League match against Anderlecht when he heard the fans chanting in the bar after the game.

Hilton said in his football podcast that “Arsenal fans started singing words like ‘Yiddo,'” The Sun reported. Some soccer fans then hissed, imitating gas chamber sounds.

“Dermot was ready to physically have a go at them,” Hilton said. “He was furious.”

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  • Jack T

    Well done Dermot
    Walking in the street sometimes we are confronted with abuse and have to take alernative roots
    We are law abiding citizens of the country we belong to and do respect all religions
    Why why why

  • Eric R.

    Dermot is the odd man out. The Arsenal fans are typical, frothing, Jew-hating, Islamonazi-loving, Nazi Brits.

    Tell me why 350,000 people in the UK died fighting the Nazis again?

    • Elmo Glick

      Well, they kind of had to…after all, their homeland was attacked by the Nazis.

      One wonders what they would’ve done had they not been attacked by the Nazis, and they knew the Nazis were killing almost all the Jews. Would they have cheered the Nazis on?

  • Denise Crammer

    well done to Dermot O’Leary. Good for him for standing up to ignorant bigots.

  • Julie Mensky

    Good on yer Dermot. Unfortunately, in UK and most of Europe Israel’s war in Gaza has brought out the true colours of what people are and that being Anti Semites. The anti Israel rhetoric is just a guise for this Jew hate. I don’t see much demonstration in UK or in Europe for what is going on in Syria. Happy to see someone get angry when they hear these jibes. Hitler tried to wipe out the Jews in Europe and got rid of six million Jews plus another five million undesirables who didn’t fit into his Aryan super race. For over fifty years it was not politically correct to jibe Jews. Obviously that era is over.

  • randy rose

    Dermot was ready to physically have a go at them,
    err so did he???