Tottenham supporters call on fellow fans to boycott Carabao Cup third round fixture against Watford if it is moved to Stadium MK
- Tottenham have applied to the EFL to play against Watford in Milton Keynes
- Spurs were drawn against Watford in the third round of the Carabao Cup
- The club have said ‘Stadium MK may not be an ideal destination for every fan’
- But fans have now threatened to boycott the third round fixture if it is moved
Tottenham supporters have called on fellow fans to boycott the Carabao Cup third round tie against Watford if it is moved to Milton Keynes.
Tottenham have requested to play their Carabao Cup 3rd round home tie against Watford almost 50 miles from home at MK Dons’ Stadium MK as the club now appear set to play in three ‘home’ venues this season.
As delays over the revamped White Hart Lane continue, Tottenham have asked for special dispensation from the Football League to hold the fixture in Milton Keynes.
Tottenham have applied to the EFL to play their Carabao Cup tie with Watford at Stadium MK
The EFL will hold a board meeting on September 6, where the decision is expected to be ratified.
Yet with supporters already disgruntled by the delays to the new stadium, the decision to ask fans to travel 50 miles from their usual home is unlikely to be well received.
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust have called on supporters to boycott the fixture in solidarity with Wimbledon supporters who saw their club relocated to Milton Keynes for the foundation of MK Dons.
Spurs have had to reschedule a number of fixtures back to their temporary Wembley home
The Trust also said that during a consultation with supporters about the venue for this fixture, a survey said that ’70 per cent of fans in the survey wanted the alternative venue to be within the M25.’ The survey did however show a marginal preference for playing at an alternative home venue rather than reverse the tie.
A statement said; ‘We appreciate it was always going to be difficult to find a suitable venue within those parameters.
‘As a supporters’ organisation, we would obviously not be happy to see our club’s home games moved to Stadium MK. Should the game go ahead, we would urge fans to consider the history of the MK club and the views of our friends at AFC Wimbledon.
‘Board members of THST will not be attending the match if it is played at Stadium MK.’
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