Essex Police arrested a 55-year-old male after the flight touched down at Stansted Airport following the Hammers‘ 2-2 draw with Genk within the Europa League on Thursday night.
The person was taken to an Essex Police station the place he can be questioned.
The arrest adopted an investigation after a viral video appeared to point out followers abusing a Jewish man as he walked down the aisle of a RyanAir flight from the UK to Belgium.
Followers could possibly be heard shouting a vile chant concerning the apply of circumcision within the Jewish religion in a video which triggered ferocious condemnation on social media.
The video noticed a bunch of celebrities, together with writer and comic David Baddiel, share it to precise their disdain.
He tweeted: “Bizarre that what’s meant to be a track about Spurs is directed simply typically at a Jew. Nearly as whether it is straightforwardly antisemitic.”
Following the arrest, Essex Police Chief Superintendent Tom Simons mentioned: “Essex Police is not going to tolerate racism or discrimination of any variety.
“Having been made conscious of the incident this morning, officers labored rapidly to safe an arrest on the earliest doable alternative.”
West Ham United condemned the chants and vowed to smack lifetime bans on any of the people recognized within the video who took half.
In an announcement, a spokesperson mentioned: “West Ham United is appalled by contents of the video circulating on social media and condemn the behaviour of the people concerned.
“The membership is liaising with the airline and related authorities to establish the people.
“We proceed to be unequivocal in our stance – zero-tolerance strategy to any type of discrimination. Any people recognized can be issued with indefinite ban.
“Equality, variety and inclusion are at coronary heart of the membership. We don’t welcome any people who don’t share these values.”
Following the video, Marie van der Zyl, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, slammed: “This can be a notably horrible instance of a Jewish man being subjected to abuse and humiliation.
“Fortunately, the culprits have been captured on social media.”
She added: “West Ham have set precisely the proper instance – hate will solely be tackled in our society after we all take accountability, as West Ham have completed in promising to impose lifetime bans.
“We additionally name on the police to analyze this clear occasion of inciting racial hatred.”