Mauricio Pochettino slams 'shameful' Partizan fans for anti-Semitic banner

Nabil Bentaleb (L) of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Petar Grbic (R) of Partizan during the UEFA Europa League match between Partizan and Tottenham Hotspur on September 18, 2014
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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino pulls no punches in his assessment of the anti-Semitic banner paraded by Partizan fans during their Europa League meeting in Serbia.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has slammed the 'shameful' Partizan supporters for displaying an anti-Semitic banner during their Europa League clash in Serbia tonight.

Spurs' 0-0 draw with the Serbian club was marred by the banner that was visible in the home end of the stadium in Belgrade.

UEFA delegates are believed to have taken photographic evidence of the sign ahead of launching an investigation into the incident, which Pochettino labelled as "unacceptable".

"I didn't see it," Pochettino told reporters at full time. "The club is aware but I did not see [it myself].

"But if this is true, then it is an unacceptable thing. It is very disrespectful. This is a shame, very disrespectful and unacceptable."

The Serbian club was previously thrown out of the Europa League in 2007 - then the UEFA Cup - after rioting during a qualifying clash with Zrinjski Mostar.

Mauricio Pochettino the Spurs manager directs his players during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
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