Ex-Spurs chief exec comes under fire after defending Sol Campbell’s Arsenal move

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fans will never forget the betrayal of their former captain Sol Campbell, when he decided to make the switch from the white side of North London to the Red.

This came after the defender assured the Spurs faithful that he would be remaining with the Lilywhites, before going back on his word and transferring on a free to the Gunners (Daily Mail).

Campbell is now simply known as Judas around Tottenham and it would be a brave Spurs fan to support the hated figure.

However, that is exactly what former Tottenham chief executive, Claude Littner, has done this week on Twitter.

Now one of Alan Sugar’s aides on The Apprentice, Littner was actually the Spurs chief exec between 1993 and 1998, with Sugar as the owner and chairman (Wikipedia).

Sol Campbell joined Arsenal in 2001 (Daily Mail), but Littner claims that he could have left Tottenham long before this.

It is fair to say that Littner’s comments haven’t gone down well on Twitter.

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  1. I will always remember that Judas was in absolutely no hurry to get back on the pitch to help defend the corner that Arse*** then scored from in that semi-final and he didn’t then remonstrate vociferously with the referee that he’d allowed the corner to be taken without the defending team’s main central defender being on the pitch, when he was fully ready and waiting to be given the signal to come back on….you know, like any normal player/team would have done. That, combined with his peculiar defection on a free after all he’d said smacks of something very dodgy with the guy as regards honesty, scruples, and just basic decency. Good riddance to him, and now also to Littner, by the sounds of it. Anybody who can’t see they’ve been played for a fool has no business being chief executive of Spurs.

  2. There is nothing decent or correct in the “way” he left us. He snd his damn Agent Sky Andrews were fully aware of what they were doing a year prior to it happening.
    There is leaving and there is lying.
    I’m an easy going bloke and football is a game that I admit makes emotions run high….however that’s uaually forgotten a few days later.
    Ask yourself how Campbell can still be hated and I mean HATED.
    Enough said that bloke is never welcome and Littner should be ashamed of his dumb arse comment.


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