Tottenham issue bans to supporters guilty of ‘persistent standing’ during first two matches at new stadium
- Tottenham have banned fans guilty of ‘persistent standing’ at their new stadium
- The club released a statement condemning supporters who refused to sit down
- Spurs have reminded supporters that everyone should be able to see the match
Spurs revealed they had already issued bans to supporters deemed to be guilty of persistent standing in the first two games at their new stadium.
‘It was an amazing night on Tuesday and an intense atmosphere which undoubtedly played its role in the team’s success in the first leg of our Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City,’ a note from the club to supporters read.
‘However, it is important that everyone is able to see the match and enjoy it.
Tottenham have banned supporters found guilty of ‘persistent standing’ at their new stadium
‘We appreciate that fans will rise up at key moments in the match. Persistently standing for the whole match or for long periods, along with failing to heed requests from the stewards and fellow fans to be seated, is not acceptable behaviour, notwithstanding it’s against ground regulations.
‘Several bans have, therefore, been issued to fans as a consequence of their persistent standing.’
It was not immediately clear how long the supporters would be banned for, but the club did point out that these bans were nothing new and that persistent standing was something that had to be tackled by all clubs for ground safety reasons.
Spurs have made a perfect start to life in their new stadium, recording a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in its opening game followed by a 1-0 victory over City thanks to Heung-Min Son’s goal.
Heung-Min Son celebrates his winning goal against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg encounter the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium