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Barcelona stewards hit Tottenham fans with batons at the Nou Camp

Barcelona stewards hit Tottenham fans with batons during Champions League clash at the Nou Camp

  • Footage has emerged of Tottenham fans being hit with batons by Barcelona staff
  • A video taken by a Spurs fans appears to show stadium stewards hitting fans  
  • Lucas Moura’s goal helped Spurs seal their progression to the knockout stages

Footage has emerged of Tottenham fans being struck with batons by Barcelona stewards as violent scenes unfolded during their Champions League clash at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.

A video uploaded to social media by a Spurs supporter appears to show stadium staff striking fans as the game played out in the Spanish city.

It remains unclear what caused the stewards to react with such brutal force but the footage does show fans attempting to get them to stand down. 

 

Footage has emerged of Tottenham fans being struck with batons by Barcelona stewards

Violent scenes unfolded during their Champions League clash at the Nou Camp on Tuesday

Violent scenes unfolded during their Champions League clash at the Nou Camp on Tuesday

A video uploaded by a Spurs supporter appears to show stadium staff striking fans

A video uploaded by a Spurs supporter appears to show stadium staff striking fans

It remains unclear what caused the stewards to react with such brutal force during the game

It remains unclear what caused the stewards to react with such brutal force during the game

A fan by the name of Alex, who posted the video, wrote on Twitter: ‘I just need to address this issue which happened last night during the game.

‘Absolutely disgusting behaviour by Barcelona stewards hitting us with batons for no reason!

‘@SpursOfficial please send this to @UEFA @Champions League it’s disgusting.

‘We were not in our correct seats that were on our ticket but everyone was in a seat and we were minding our own business watching the game and they just kept on moaning and moaning.

‘We didn’t want any trouble! They wanted trouble from the start. Just let us watch game in peace.’

The video shows the stewards in high visibility clothing looking extremely furious and then hitting fans with their batons. Some even try to lean over other supporters to lash out.

On the pitch, Lucas Moura scored a late equaliser for the Premier League side as they picked up a vital draw to seal their progression to the Champions League knockout stages. 

More follows. 

 

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