Fans Accuse Spurs Of Using 'Fake Chants' To Increase Noise Levels At New Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur have been accused by fans of playing 'fake chants' over the PA system at their new 60,000+ seater stadium to increase atmosphere.
"Come on you Spurs!" can be heard in the clip, posted by an Arsenal fan ahead of Spurs' home fixture against West Ham, in the empty stadium.
People have since suggested that the club are trying to improve noise levels after Twitter user GoonerNick posted the following video.
"Spurs need fake chants to make it sound better. At least when we are quiet we don't have fake chants" he said.
We must reiterate that this is just fan speculation and there is no proof to back up the below claims.
Spurs need fake chants to make it sound better. At least when we are quiet we don't have fake chants pic.twitter.com/K97sxIoltk
- GoonerNick (@NickVann1987_) April 27, 2019
Spurs suffered defeat for the first at their new stadium against a resilient West Ham side, who eventually broke Pochettino's side down when Michail Antonio found the back of the net in the 67th minute.
It was a deserved victory for Manuel Pellegrini's team as they currently sit in 11th place, ahead of the likes of Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Bournemouth.
INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE!! We are the first away team to win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.#TOTWHU #COYI pic.twitter.com/NhQv0yGIsx
- West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) April 27, 2019
Going back to the 'fake chants' subject, this isn't the first time Spurs have been accused of using speakers to improve atmosphere at games.
The club were accused of creating 'artificial' atmosphere with a drum beat when they first moved into Wembley Stadium to enhance noise levels.
Many Twitter users commented about the drum sound effects ahead of a fixture against Chelsea in 2017.
It sounds like a drum is being played over the PA system encouraging #thfc fans to shout "Tottenham". Cue great ridicule from #cfc fans.
- James Olley (@JamesOlley) August 20, 2017
Drum beats piped through the PA system at Wembley to inspire some atmosphere: "What the f**king hell was that" sing #CFC fans. Bizarre.
- Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) August 20, 2017
An image later emerged on social media appearing to show a fan with a drum hooked up to a microphone.
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