Scott Parker has called for a crackdown on those supporters that feel it is alright to abuse opposition players from the stands.
The Tottenham midfielder is referring in particular to those Arsenal fans who marred Sunday's North London derby with distasteful chants.
Their target was former Gunners striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is currently taking in a loan spell at White Hart Lane.
Parker insists he did not hear the chants directed at the Togolese frontman, but has been appalled to read what was said.
The 30-year-old believes it is time for the authorities to take strong action against the offenders, with terrace taunts having become too commonplace in modern football.
"It is probably the one sport that people can abuse other people and it seems half acceptable," he said.
"It is so wrong it is a joke.
"Just because you play for an opposing team doesn't give people the right to abuse you.
"I didn't hear it at the weekend but I have seen some of the stuff that has been written. If that was the case, the people who were involved need to be dealt with."