Spurs Have Warned Fans After Issuing Bans For 'Persistent Standing' At New Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur have fired out a warning to their fans after they have been forced to hand out bans to some supporters attending their matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs' new 62,062-seat venue opened its doors last week following a number of delays, but it would seem that the Premier League side are already facing an issue after playing two matches at the stadium.

According to the London Evening Standard, Spurs had no choice but to issue a warning to their fans who were not sitting down during the first-leg Champions League quarter-final clash with Manchester City on Tuesday.

With the Premier League side hosting Huddersfield Town at the stadium on Saturday, Spurs sent out an email to fans to raise awareness on the issue at hand.

"It was an amazing night on Tuesday and an intense atmosphere which undoubtedly played its role in the team's success in the first leg of our Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City," reads the email.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"However, it is important that everyone is able to see the match and enjoy it.

"We appreciate that fans will rise up at key moments in the match. Persistently standing for the whole match or for long periods, along with failing to heed requests from the stewards and fellow fans to be seated, is not acceptable behaviour, notwithstanding it's against ground regulations.

"Several bans have, therefore, been issued to fans as a consequence of their persistent standing."

Spurs have not revealed the length of the bans that it has handed out to fans.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino recently provided an update on Harry Kane's injury, which he picked up during their 1-0 victory over City.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Spurs are fourth in the Premier League table and are one point clear of Arsenal, who are in fifth, and three points ahead of Manchester United, who are currently in sixth.

Pochettino's men will resume their Champions League campaign next week when they travel to the Etihad Stadium for the second leg of their quarter-finals clash with City.

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Adnan Riaz

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