Tottenham Hotspur have taken the decision to ban 48 of their own fans after illegal activity against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League earlier this month.
Spurs ran away as 5-0 leaders against the Serbian club, but the Red Star away fans managed to make the headlines still.
This came after Red Star were banned from selling away tickets for the match as a punishment for racist chanting in a qualifying match in the same competition earlier in the season.
Despite this, over 200 away fans managed to find their way into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, kickstarting an investigation by Spurs to find exactly how this happened.
The club found that some One Hotspur members had purchased multiple tickets and then illegally sold them on to Red Star fans (BBC).
As a result, Tottenham have banned 48 members, something that many Spurs fans seem to agree with, although others highlighted issues with the decision.
Some fans reacted to the news on Twitter:
Bet they arent even proper fans. Hate touts
— ? ♕??????????? ♕ ? (@TidyboyTHFC) October 31, 2019
Idiots!! They are not fans of our club.
— TOSpursFan (@SWilliacy) October 31, 2019
— Sean Fenn (@fenspur) October 31, 2019
— Jon Austin ? (@JonCAustin) October 31, 2019
Will be begging them to come back when the ground is half empty if we manage to pick our form up and make a push for the Europa league ?
— Richard Holmes (@richolmestwit) October 31, 2019
There are more than 48 people in that clip, how come only a few get treated like naughty boys and girls.
— Adam Freeman (@Adamsfree2) October 31, 2019
The good news is, whether they were supporters or not, they won’t be members anymore and won’t be able to resell our tickets
— Shaun (@shaun_thfc) October 31, 2019
Chances are there not even fans just join up at all the top clubs for member’s to tout…..they get banned they use other people’s ID
— Row Zed YID (@RowZedYID) October 31, 2019
Thought tickets weren’t made available to new members.
— Matthew Stewart (@Quicksilver73) October 31, 2019
— Paul Houghton (@realmadspur) October 31, 2019
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