10,000 People Sign Petition For Tottenham To Be Deducted Points
Tottenham confirmed this week that they will play their first Champions League match at Wembley as doubts remain about when they will move into their new stadium.
Their opening home fixture against Fulham was supposed to be the only game they played at England's home but now the club have pushed the date back, with home matches against Liverpool (15 September) and Cardiff City (6 October) to be played at Wembley.
According to the Mail on Sunday, the grand opening might be as late as February.
"The critical issues include [safety] systems. Some systems are incomplete or missing and nobody knows how long it is going to be," a source told the newspaper.
"Completion could run into next year, depending on what other issues crop up. A best guess is that this delay will be between three to six months. In addition, the cost of the build has already reached £1bn and it is difficult to predict what the final bill will be. The costs keep piling up."
The Best Seat in Spurs new Stadium pic.twitter.com/Uku90n0DbR- :soccer:SARRIBALL:soccer: (@GarinCFC1905) August 14, 2018
Problems with the safety system mean that the opening date could be up to another six months, something that has angered some.
In fact, a petition has been made for Spurs to be deducted points for not having their new stadium ready for the 2018/19 season. Arsenal Fan TV's DT tweeted the following:
Mentioned this on the @AFTVMedia podcast today, Spurs should be deducted points for their actions, get this petition to 100k and it has to be discussed in Parliament, you know what to do football world :joy: https://t.co/5GOC0LxnTd- MR DT :copyright: (@MrDtAFC) August 17, 2018
The petition reads: "No timeline is in place, leaving an element of uncertainty over when the problems will be rectified and questions over when the club will begin life at the new 62,000-seater venue.
"This is an issue that Tottenham and their owner Daniel Levy have known for some time but they continued to lead their own fans and the public up the garden path, surely the FA have to punish them for their actions, a smaller club would receive a points deduction, so what makes Tottenham an exception to this?
We urge you to sign the petition and Tottenham punished accordingly for their actions."
Arsenal fans:- Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) August 18, 2018
'Let's start a petition to get Spurs deducted 4 points. Imagine the scenes when we finish 4 points above them'
Spurs finished 14 points above Arsenal last season and 11 points above them the season before. #THFC #COYS
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