Football fans chanting 'yid': Aaronovitch and Schneider
19 September 2013 Last updated at 13:38 BST
The prime minister has said football fans who chant "yid" should not be prosecuted, after some Spurs supporters start to use the term about themselves.
Tottenham Hotspur have a strong Jewish following and have been the target of abuse from opposition fans.
Journalist David Aaronovitch and the actor and writer David Schneider spoke to Jo Coburn about if, and when, the word is offensive, and who should be allowed to use it.