Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed their most successful Champions League campaign ever last season, playing their way to the final in Madrid.
Before 2018/19, Spurs had only ever reached the quarter-finals of the competition before, and only Liverpool prevented them from lifting the trophy.
Despite the heartbreaking defeat in the final, one die-hard Spurs supporter was so inspired by his team’s achievements that he attempted to legally change his name in their honour.
Swedish man, David Lind, was one of three winners in a competition for fans who wanted to change their names in honour of English clubs.
However, after sending off an application to have his name legally switched to ‘Tottenham’, Lind was gutted as he saw his request denied by Skatterverket, the relevant authority.
The application went against new rules brought in back in 2017, and although there are some people in Sweden with names dedicated to English clubs such as Arsenal, Guiseley, and Liverpool, the guidelines no longer allowed it.
Lind said (Guardian): “This is very sad. It looks as if you can be called pretty much everything in Sweden but not Tottenham. It is not any more natural to be called Newcastle, Arsenal, Liverpool or Guiseley.
“There are a lot of people with strange names in Sweden. There is even someone called Potato. Maybe someone at Skatteverket is an Arsenal fan?”
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