Tottenham have reportedly banned supporters from their new stadium for persistent standing.
Tottenham Hotspur's decision to ban 'several' fans from their new stadium for standing has not gone down well.
Rival supporters have lambasted the club's decision to ban fans after just three home matches.
BBC Sport reported that Tottenham have confirmed a number of supporters have been banned. The length of the sanctions are not known.
Tottenham's stadium has earned rave reviews since it opened, from fans and media alike.
The team have also won all three home matches so far without conceding a goal.
Tottenham are obviously determined for all fans to be able to see clearly, and feel supporters standing is a problem.
The club wrote in an e-mail to supporters reported by BBC Sport: "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."
It certainly seems heavy handed to ban fans at this early stage.
Rival supporters have criticised the decision strongly and believe it to be a poor indictment of modern football.
Here is a look at the reaction on Twitter...
WTF is this?? Joke of a football club. Why not just turn it to an opera house— Azeez Biyi (@PLIZZY_MUFC) April 13, 2019
What a disgrace— Asam (@asammufc) April 13, 2019
Classy football club. Deliver a ground a year over schedule inconveniencing your supporters, charge them through the nose for tickets for ‘the best stadium in history’ and then ban them after two games for getting excited during a game.— Choccy's Diary (@Daveybear1) April 13, 2019
Game’s gone— AM (@BeingLovren) April 13, 2019
“To dare is to do” but sit down while you’re doing it— Mikey (@WestPilton) April 13, 2019
Ffs what’s happening to football.— Kevin T (@notsouniquename) April 13, 2019
Not surprised fans stood cos there is absolutely no leg room. I’m 5 ft and my knees touch the seat in front. They really haven’t thought it through.— Joanne (@joanne1894) April 13, 2019
Are you West Ham in disguise?— Joe ⚒️ (@COYI_Joe) April 13, 2019
'TO DARE IS TO DO'— Nathan Antony Brown (@NathanAntonyBr1) April 13, 2019
So if the fans 'dare' themselves to stand up then they are standing.
Ban them all.
Why not introduce a barrier like rollercoasters have and lock the fans in their seats.
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