So how many other football chairman have being tight with money as their defining characteristic in the national consciousness?
If you do a search in this site for Daniel Levy references, about 90% will be about his attitude to money. And it's been going on since long before the new stadium.
I don't think him being tight was his defining characteristic in the general public/media conversation, if anything I'd say it was he was a tough negotiator who more often than not got a great deal for Spurs.
It began in my mind in that period where Spurs were a bit of a feeder club for bigger clubs with Berbatov and later Carrick going to Man United for big fees, Robbie Keane to Liverpool and Bale and Modric to Madrid for large fees too. The Berbatov deal was the one I think that got the attention as it was usual for Man United to steamroller clubs when they were buying players as like Barca and Madrid today there was a sense as soon as they made their attention known the player would be off. With Berbatov while the player did end up going, Spurs were stubborn to hold out for the price they wanted (triple what they paid or thereabouts) and this before teams like today had much more financial muscle to push back against the bigger teams. It was probably only the David Bentley transfer around that time that dented his reputation, and then much later again with Sissoko. Although Spurs spending a lot of the Bale money on players that soon got shipped out didn't help either. So his reputation probably isn't quite what it was.
I didn't even know he was Jewish until very recently, I don't think it ever crossed my mind as important information about him. Maybe that's just my apathy. Likewise I didn't know Abramovich was Jewish and thinking about it I've no idea about the religious leanings of 90% of the chairman in the PL.
It's probably the difference about how we both perceived the original comment you replied to. I'm not suggesting we're in a post-race/religion society (just go inside the Trump thread on the general forum) but in the context of a football debate with no other whiff of a mention I'd say it's just as likely that you're inferring something based on your own biases.