The LaLiga facet had been handed a £17,546 superb by the governing physique on Friday for ‘inadequate organisation’ throughout the Champions League conflict again in December
Tottenham have ‘grave issues’ over the suitability of UEFA’s punishment to Barcelona after stewards attacked their followers throughout their Champions League conflict on the Nou Camp.
The LaLiga facet had been handed a £17,546 superb by the governing physique on Friday for ‘inadequate organisation’ throughout the Group B recreation between the 2 groups in December.
The cost pertains to the conduct of their stewards, with video footage rising on social media after the sport apparently displaying a bit of followers being struck with batons inside the bottom, whereas different supporters had been additionally filmed getting struck on the best way into the stadium.
The membership, in co-ordination with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Belief, compiled proof handy to UEFA, which resulted in Friday’s punishment. However Spurs really feel the sanction is just too lenient.
“The security and well-being of our supporters is paramount to the membership when travelling each domestically and abroad,” the membership mentioned in a press release.
“The therapy our followers obtained in Barcelona some six months in the past was utterly unacceptable, one thing UEFA has acknowledged, and a few are nonetheless recovering because of this ordeal.
“We went to nice lengths, together with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Belief, to assemble proof so UEFA might take acceptable motion.
“We thank them for helping us in gathering the required data.
“No visiting supporters ought to should expertise what our followers went via that evening once more.
“We’ve grave issues, nevertheless, that the punishment imposed is not going to act as sufficient of a deterrent to keep away from a repeat.”
The supporters’ belief was much more damning in its evaluation.
“The cost towards Barcelona was ‘inadequate organisation’,” it mentioned in a press release.
“To be clear, that evening noticed unprovoked, indiscriminate assaults on our followers by stadium safety forces inside and outside the stadium.
“Proof of these assaults has been extensively circulated on video so there could be little question in regards to the information.
“We submitted an in depth file of accounts from supporters who had been caught up in that evening’s violence.
“That was submitted, alongside a proper grievance from THFC and observations from the FA observer current, to UEFA within the fast aftermath of the sport. It has taken UEFA almost six months to decide.
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“The superb imposed on Barcelona is lower than a few of our followers who’ve been left unable to work because of being assaulted will lose in earnings.
“It’s twice the quantity THFC has been fined for the crew allegedly arriving on the pitch late for a recreation final month. And it’s an inconsequential quantity for a membership as wealthy as Barcelona.
“This resolution by UEFA sends clear alerts. It says supporters are truthful recreation for safety employees to do what they need to.
“THST will probably be taking recommendation, together with authorized recommendation, on our subsequent steps. We’re decided to safe justice for our followers.”