Some Spurs fans struggled with stewards as they tried to get closer to the pitch at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium after an infuriating night for supporters
A small number of Tottenham supporters clashed with the stewards following Spurs’ 2-1 loss to Aston Villa as supporters were furious at their treatment by the club.
With fans returning to White Hart Lane for the first time since plans to join the European Super League failed and news that Harry Kane reportedly wanted to leave the club, Wednesday night’s game was still likely to be packed with emotion.
And if the performance of Ryan Mason’s side wasn’t enough to irritate supporters, after the final whistle fans were asked to stay in their seats so the Spurs players could take a tour of honor – which is customary at most clubs for the home final. game of the season.
However, after half an hour, a tannoy announcement was made thanking them for their support and asking them to be safe stepping out of the ground.
Some of the furious fans tried to approach the pitch to vent their frustrations with chairman Daniel Levy and the club, but were restrained by the stewards.
Spurs fan George Achillea has posted several videos on his social media platforms expressing his frustration with the situation at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In one, he said: “Ridiculous. Here’s a funny story. They told us to sit here and wait here patiently while the players come back and show the fans at least some respect. To show a a little decency and a little respect.
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“What they did was we sat here for half an hour and then the guy on the tannoy just said ‘thank you for your support this season. Be careful when exiting. Social distancing”.
“Where is the decency in that? We are run like a stadium, not like a club. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium FC is what we are.
Before continuing with the songs of ’60 quid, you laugh’ then returning to the camera to add: “What a joke. A joke.”
At the final whistle, an emotional Kane took a lap of honor on his own as reports continue that he wants to leave the club this summer.
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The England striker received a warm welcome from supporters, with chants of “Harry Kane, we want you to stay” echoing around the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
And it was Kane who was leading a group of players when they finally came out and gave a lap of honor to the small number of fans who had remained long after the final whistle.
The atmosphere at the match was described as “toxic”, with fans chanting “we want Levy out”.