Tottenham Hotspur back petition to allow spectators back into football stadiums

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Tottenham Hotspur have voiced their support to the ‘Let Fans Back In’ campaign, which calls for football fans to be allowed back into stadiums across the country.

All matches across the English footballing pyramid have been played behind closed doors for several months due to the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

It was previously reported that the UK government was considering allowing spectators back in the Stadia form the start of October (The Guardian).

However, with the case numbers seemingly on the rise again (Telegraph), that appears to have been put on the back burner for now.

Spurs became one of the latest clubs to push for fans be allowed back in at a reduced capacity, with the club proposing a test event at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with 31,000 fans last month, which was turned down by the government (Evening Standard).

Tottenham have now voiced their support to the petition asking for the government to allow fans to attend games.

The petition reads: “Football is a powerful tool which allows a range of benefits such as employment, and other important aspects of life. Football can be associated with passion, emotion, excitement and dedication across the community.”

The petition has already received well over the 100,000 signatures it needs to be debated in UK parliament.

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