Report: Spurs launch investigation into unexpected stadium situation

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Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed a near-perfect Tuesday evening by demolishing Red Star Belgrade 5-0 at home in the Champions League.

The result was exactly what Spurs needed after being thrashed 7-2 by Bayern Munich on matchday two.

The atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was certainly an improvement on the Watford game with the crowd responding to the intense and aggressive start the team made on the pitch.

However, a large group of around 200 Red Star fans managed to get tickets for the fixture despite being banned for this game.

The Serbian club’s fans have been restricted from attending away games this season after some fans were found guilty of racist abuse in a qualifier in Finland in July (Telegraph).

A video of the Red Star fans singing in the home end at the stadium has been doing the rounds on social media.

According to talkSPORT, the club have now launched a full investigation to find out how so many opposition fans managed to get tickets for the game and congregate in the North Stand.

A club spokesman is quoted as saying, “Red Star supporters illegally obtained individual tickets on Level 5 and made their way around to one section of the stadium in order to congregate as a group.

“Stewards and police contained the group as it was too large a number to eject. We have launched a full investigation in order to understand how tickets have been acquired.

“We shall take the strongest possible action against any individual found to have sold their ticket on.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It is quite unbelievable that such a huge contingent not only managed to get tickets for the game but also gathered together in the same stand. Hopefully, the investigation will help the club ensure this never happens again in the future. Luckily, the match was extremely one-sided and there were no fights that broke out between the two sets of supporters.

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