Some Spurs fans on social media are angered by UEFA’s decision to award Rennes a 3-0 win against Tottenham after the match was called off two weeks ago.
Tottenham had to beat the Ligue 1 side to seal their place in the knockout stages of the Europa Conference League but the game did not go ahead due to an outbreak of Covid-19 at the North London club.
UEFA subsequently confirmed that the match would not be rescheduled and that the result would be decided by their Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.
European football’s governing body today ruled (via Football.London) that the game will be awarded to Rennes, thus meaning that Spurs have been knocked out of the competition.
Some Tottenham fans on social media are bewildered by UEFA’s decision and have urged the club to appeal the verdict.
However, others insisted that it could be a blessing in disguise for the Lilywhites that they do not have the extra matches to worry about in the New Year.
Absolutely pathetic decision. Why do we get punished for getting COVID. It’s a world wide pandemic. Don’t uefa consider this. We need to appeal
— Jon Labi (@Jon1Labi) December 20, 2021
Glad to see the integrity of UEFA competitions is holding strong.
Disgraceful decision. Teams getting fatally penalised in competitions for having COVID, it’s not fair at all. https://t.co/NiyvleIjTI
— Peter Farrelly (@farrelly_peter) December 20, 2021
Good news for Conte and trying to get into the top 4 but it’s a disgraceful decision by UEFA punished for having Covid. All reputable Spurs sources have said Spurs done everything in their power to try play this game too https://t.co/F7oc83zUMx
— LifeOfTy__ (@LifeOfTy__) December 20, 2021
Levy releases the lawyers https://t.co/djklasoTtA
— David Coates (@coatesy1976) December 20, 2021
Hopefully the last time we see this dead competition, too many games in hand to worry about 2 pointless extra games. Hope Leicester smash it though ngl https://t.co/4QPbTk4KTN
— Alex (@imAlexRyan) December 20, 2021
GOOD JOB👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼The competition is a farce,been nothing but a pain in the arse,we had to qualify for the start and even if we did get through we would have to play ANOTHER just to qualify to the next stage🤯NO THANX🤚🏼3 Wins and we got Glory let’s go for that instead #THFC #COYS https://t.co/mNNy7D6JGh
— 🏳️The Clucking Cock🏳️ (@TheCluckingCock) December 20, 2021
No lose to me. More time focusing on the league and learning the Conte way on the training pitch. https://t.co/s5dxq9v1uU
— Glenn Wackett (@Glenn_Wackett) December 20, 2021
Good riddance Conference league. Great news for Spurs https://t.co/DbRTpwVg9w
— Lance Santos (@santos__sport) December 20, 2021
Big positive for us. Yesterday proved we are more than capable of a top 4 finish.
All focus should be on that and the FA Cup. https://t.co/CTkFYKfNkI
— A (@Adotk011) December 20, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
The verdict could certainly prove a blessing in disguise for Tottenham’s ambitions this season but I doubt either Antonio Conte or Daniel Levy would see it that way.
The Italian would want a shot at winning the Conference League while Levy will be fuming at the lost matchday revenue. So, I would not be surprised if Spurs did appeal the decision.
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