Some Spurs fans on social media have been left fuming by the club’s decision to charge fans if they want to stream their pre-season friendlies live through the official website.
Tottenham confirmed on Thursday that they will be playing three pre-season friendlies against EFL clubs ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
With the players set to return to pre-season training on Monday, they will take on League One side Ipswich Town in their first preseason friendly on 22 August.
Jose Mourinho’s men will then play Championship outfits Reading and Birmingham City on successive days the following weekend (28 and 29 August).
The club confirmed that the friendly matches can be streamed live through the club’s official website.
However, they revealed those who are not One Hotspur members or season ticket holders will have to pay a one-off fee of £20, or at the early-bird discounted price of £15 if ordered before 5 pm on Monday 17 August, if they want to watch the matches live.
This did not sit well with some Spurs fans who accused the club and chairman Daniel Levy of trying to rip them off.
If you're paying £10 to watch a #thfc pre-season friendly on television you're the problem not Daniel Levy.
— Totally Spurs (@FWBenn) August 14, 2020
Not everyone can afford a ST or being a member. These are friendly matches. Due to everything going on right now just make the fans happy and watch us play against these lower league clubs without a charge.
— Ash (@ashokspurs) August 14, 2020
£15-20 to watch the 3 pre-season friendlies across a live stream or £10 per game….Levy really is taking the biscuit now 😭🤦♂️🙄🙄
— Andrew Leason (@ANDREW0675) August 13, 2020
So Spurs are charging us £15-20 for us to watch behind closed doors friendlies!? 🤣🥴
— Chris Baker (@CDBaker86) August 13, 2020
Spurs charging fans £20 for live streams of games vs Reading, Birmingham and Ipswich.
We can’t beat this guy pic.twitter.com/08sogdYvoX
— Ryan (@ryangoIdy8) August 13, 2020
It's as if they're still tweeting this to disguise the fact they've asked fans to pay £10 to watch Ipswich in a pre season friendly
— Ricky Harries (@RickyHarries) August 14, 2020
Paying to watch pre season games una dfkm, that couldn't be more tottenham if u tried https://t.co/APBkq4oPw4
— E❄️ (@thfcesv2) August 14, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
I do not believe there is anything wrong with this move, particularly considering that season ticket holders and One Hotspur members will be able to stream the match for free. Some Spurs fans just take any excuse they can to have a go at Daniel Levy.
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