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The Team Wore White. The Language Was Blue.

LONDON — There’s a helpful sign on the backs of seats in the family section at White Hart Lane, home of Tottenham Hotspur.

“Mind your language,” it begins.

“The north stand is our family stand,” it continues, with the second part of the sentence boldfaced. “Therefore, our club would like to remind supporters to show consideration for the large number of children and families that occupy this area.”

Then, more boldface.

“Please refrain from using foul and

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