A SAINTS fan was arrested over alleged anti-Semitism during the club's FA Cup defeat to Spurs.

Hampshire Police's Football Unit say the fan was arrested over an alleged anti-Semitic comment during Saints' 3-2 FA Cup Fourth Round Replay defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Police, who were dealing with the alleged incident, said last night that a man in his 60s had been arrested.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Police are investigating an incident where is it is claimed racial abuse was heard from the crowd during a Southampton Vs Tottenham Spurs match on Wednesday, 5 February.

"A man in his 60s was arrested at Tottenham’s stadium on suspicion of racially aggravated offence and has been bailed to a later date this month.

"The Met will work with both clubs while enquiries into the incident are ongoing."

A spokesperson for Saints said: "Southampton Football Club is aware of an alleged incident during last night’s FA Cup fourth-round replay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

"The club is currently investigating the matter and cooperating fully with both Hampshire Police and the Metropolitan Police.

"We take a zero-tolerance approach towards any discriminatory behaviour."

The FA Cup replay got off to a bad start for Saints when Tanguy Ndombele's strike took an unfortunate deflection off Saints defender Jack Stephens and past Angus Gunn for an own goal.

But Shane Long managed to pull one back before half-time, before Saints took the lead through a Danny Ings strike.

Tottenham's Lucas Moura levelled six minutes later before a late penalty by Heung-Min Son won it for the home side.