Tottenham could not have hoped for a better start to their pre-season campaign when they comfortably swept Ipswich Town aside courtesy of three goals within the first half an hour last Saturday.
While many of Tottenham’s first-team stars were not involved against the Tractor Boys, a number of academy graduates did get an opportunity to impress in the second half.
Spurs now face a much more sterner test when Championship outfit Reading are the next visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday.
Tottenham fans will be hoping to see the likes of Harry Kane, Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso when the North Londoners take to the field against the Royals on Friday.
However, some Reading fans on social media have been left angered by the fact that they would not be able to watch the friendly unless they pay £10 to stream it live through Tottenham’s official website.
When informed that they would have to pay to watch their team in action against Spurs, some insisted that they would rather stream it illegally.
A pre season friendly big club mentality wanting to just make more money instead of making it for the fans
— Will Sumner (@willsumner09) August 24, 2020
£10 to buy a stream for a friendly ? #AMF
— Deano (@deanocx) August 24, 2020
Disgrace that they are charging fans for this £10 especially in these times
— Arthur Withers (@ACW52) August 24, 2020
Cheers for the offer spurs but will be finding a steam somewhere else ?
— Jack (@_JackRFC_) August 24, 2020
— Tom Pearce (@pearcetom) August 24, 2020
Crystal Palace are doing there’s for free being a Reading fan I’m not gonna be paying £10 just for friendly.
— Martin Davidson (@smartymart92) August 24, 2020
Come back at kick off and there will no doubt be free streaming links
— Sam Richardson (@SamRichie1313) August 24, 2020
£10 for a friendly, it’s a joke, typical big club mentality
— danielcharl04 (@danielcharl04) August 24, 2020
We have to pay for a friendly jokers
— Alex (@Alex_76767) August 24, 2020
10 pounds for a friendly are you mad
— SamClarke (@SamClar95824870) August 24, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
There are bound to be illegal streams available and I suspect most fans would not pay to watch the friendly. However, I do not find it immoral for Spurs to be charging fans to watch it given the difficult financial situation the club is going through. The fans who are willing to pay to watch the game in HD should be allowed to do so, while others are free to steam it through other means.
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