- The offensive banner read: ‘Marcos Alonso – He murdered a girl’
- It was allegedly displayed by Tottenham fans outside Huddersfield’s stadium
- Chelsea player Alonso was 20 when involved in the 2011 car crash in Madrid that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old woman
- He escaped a prison sentence but was fined £54,000 and handed driving ban
- Tottenham have pledged to track down the supporters involved
Tottenham Hotspur have vowed to take action after supporters allegedly carried a banner that referred to Marcos Alonso’s involvement in a 2011 car crash that resulted in the death of a young woman.
The Chelsea defender’s name was at the top of the banner – apparently displayed by two supporters outside Huddersfield Town’s stadium on Saturday – with symbols for no drinking and a car underneath. At the bottom were the words: ‘He murdered a girl.’
Alonso was 20 years old and a Bolton Wanderers player when he was involved in the Madrid car crash that led to the death of the 19-year-old woman.
Tottenham fans allegedly displayed this banner referring to a 2011 car crash involving Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso in which a young woman was killed
Alonso was 20 years old and a Bolton Wanderers player when the crash happened in Madrid
He was arrested and charged with offences including being over the legal alcohol limit and speeding.
Alonso initially faced up to four years in prison but was ultimately fined 61,000 euros (£53,890 at current rates) and banned from driving for three years and four months.
Although the crash occurred in May 2011, Alonso wasn’t sentenced until February last year.
Tottenham said they will attempt to identify those who had the banner made and displayed it outside the John Smith’s Stadium.
Alonso was driving his grandfather’s BMW when involved in the crash, which led to the death of the 19-year-old girl. He was fined nearly £54,000 and given a driving ban
The banner was allegedly displayed outside Huddersfield Town’s stadium on Saturday. Tottenham won the Premier League match 4-0
A club spokesman told The Times: ‘This banner is clearly in extremely poor taste and we are investigating the matter.
‘If found to be a Spurs fan, they will be dealt with accordingly.’
It is not believed the offensive banner was displayed inside the stadium during Tottenham’s 4-0 victory.
The original picture of the banner, posted on Twitter, was subsequently removed, but not before it had attracted heavy criticism from Chelsea fans.
Alonso was unhurt in the crash, when driving his grandfather’s BMW close to Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium, but his brother Miguel broke three ribs and former team-mate Jaime Navarro broke his collarbone.