Rival fans slam Tottenham Hotspur for banning standing supporters

Fans making their way to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 3, 2019 in London,...

Tottenham have reportedly banned supporters from their new stadium for persistent standing.

A General view of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium...

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.

General View of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

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...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch