Spurs legend Graham Roberts believes that UEFA have set a ‘very dangerous precedent’ by ruling that Tottenham have forfeited their Europa Conference League clash against Rennes.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak at Tottenham a couple of weeks ago, their final group game against Rennes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium had to be called off.
UEFA ruled on Monday that a 3-0 win would be awarded to Rennes, which meant that Tottenham had been eliminated from the competition and Vitesse Arnhem would qualify for the playoff stages.
According to reports, Spurs are now are seeking legal advice, with the club exploring the possibility of taking legal action over the lost earnings due to the verdict.
Davinson Sanchez has blasted UEFA’s decision, insisting that it was unfair for Tottenham not to have the opportunity to play Rennes, given the circumstances behind the postponement.
Roberts has now taken to social media to term UEFA’s decision as a ‘shambolic mess’.
Uefa have just set them-self a very dangerous precedent I am not crying at the exit of this tournament just laughing at the shambolic mess @UEFA is. They could not even conduct a draw correctly the other day.
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) December 20, 2021
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This certainly sets a terrible precedent. Conte made it clear at the time that there was the risk of false-positive cases, with new positive tests occurring at the club on a daily basis.
As a result of this verdict, clubs that have had an outbreak are likely to ignore the risk of false negatives and field a team to play, which only further increases the risk of spread.
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