200 Red Star Belgrade fans enter Tottenham stadium despite ban

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UEFA will wait for a report from their delegate before deciding whether to investigate how Red Star Belgrade fans got into their Champions League game at Tottenham.

The governing body banned Red Star's fans from attending Tuesday night's Group B encounter after being found guilty of racism in a qualifying game in Finland in July.

But around 200 supporters made it into the ground and congregated in the North Stand, making themselves heard with chanting before being segregated from home fans by stewards.

Spurs released a statement which said: "Red Star supporters illegally obtained individual tickets on Level 5 and made their way around to one section of the stadium in order to congregate as a group.

"Stewards and police contained the group as it was too large a number to eject. We have launched a full investigation in order to understand how tickets have been acquired.

"We shall take the strongest possible action against any individual found to have sold their ticket on."


Any of you lot near them?
 
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Spurs fans obviously sold on tickets to Red Star fans...

Not sure the club or Uefa can be blamed for this.
 

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Spurs fans obviously sold on tickets to Red Star fans...

Not sure the club or Uefa can be blamed for this.
Various websites and media did infer this would happen. Many of the stewards in the upper east were hiding in the toilets. To be fair they were just noisy in the main. They made more noise than our fans although I think there was more like 400 and that does not include the individual fans who could not get to the main group.
 

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UEFA will wait for a report from their delegate before deciding whether to investigate how Red Star Belgrade fans got into their Champions League game at Tottenham.

The governing body banned Red Star's fans from attending Tuesday night's Group B encounter after being found guilty of racism in a qualifying game in Finland in July.

But around 200 supporters made it into the ground and congregated in the North Stand, making themselves heard with chanting before being segregated from home fans by stewards.

Spurs released a statement which said: "Red Star supporters illegally obtained individual tickets on Level 5 and made their way around to one section of the stadium in order to congregate as a group.

"Stewards and police contained the group as it was too large a number to eject. We have launched a full investigation in order to understand how tickets have been acquired.

"We shall take the strongest possible action against any individual found to have sold their ticket on."


Any of you lot near them?
I had a few near me who left to join the main group. Told them to Fock off as standard but from what I see they behaved themselves.

Stewards are an embarrassment. Too large a group to eject? The club has previous for allowing opposition fans sit wherever they like.
 

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On about 88mins we had 4 or 5 of them un-furl Red Star banners in front of us right behind the goal in the North stand. How is this possible?
Can't believe my invitations to them to fuck off didn't have an effect.
 

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Will it be stadium ban in a couple weeks?

Because it's gonna be an ignorant racists festival there.

Probably not, our players will get abused. Uefa will fine them 250 euros and then spend a million pounds on putting up anti racism posters
 

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reports said they had purchased corporate seats?
No it says they had level 5 seats, which are the highest up ones, not corporate tickets.

These are not the same as the official 200 people Red Star were allowed.
We will get fined for this
 
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We always have away fans in the main bit. Also they'll have just been local and probably bought the tickets via signing up as members, which anyone can do.
 

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I had a few near me who left to join the main group. Told them to Fock off as standard but from what I see they behaved themselves.

Stewards are an embarrassment. Too large a group to eject? The club has previous for allowing opposition fans sit wherever they like.
The stewards cordoned them off and it stayed civil. Think I saw at least one person get ejected in the NE lower.
 

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I was sitting near them, just assumed that was the away section. I’m in in block 514 and just heard them singing all game; no biggie but if they were banned then fair enough. There was one clown who came to sit near us in red star scarf and was escorted to their area.

We won so I’m less bothered than maybe I should be.
 

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There were quite a few in their home kit in the west stand. Didnt say boo to a goose.and seemed to just enjoy having a beer and being at the stadium.

From what I saw in the area they were mostly in, they were just vocal.

They had the usual police escort up the high road. No bother at all.
 

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Not sure why we get all het up about away fans being in the home fan section for champions league games. Quite often when we travel away especially for the glamour European games spurs fans sit in the home fan sections.
 

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I had a few near me who left to join the main group. Told them to Fock off as standard but from what I see they behaved themselves.

Stewards are an embarrassment. Too large a group to eject? The club has previous for allowing opposition fans sit wherever they like.
But they need to stop us standing that's the bigger issue over "safety" isn't it?!!??!??! 🙄
 

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Not sure why we get all het up about away fans being in the home fan section for champions league games. Quite often when we travel away especially for the glamour European games spurs fans sit in the home fan sections.
I think the context is that they weren't allowed at the game, not necessarily where they were sitting
 

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Various websites and media did infer this would happen. Many of the stewards in the upper east were hiding in the toilets. To be fair they were just noisy in the main. They made more noise than our fans although I think there was more like 400 and that does not include the individual fans who could not get to the main group.
Just no. They were only heard when our fans went quiet but they were drowned out easily when we started singing.
 

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I think there was more like 400 and that does not include the individual fans who could not get to the main group.
It definitely seemed a lot more than 200. There were several clusters of threes and fours scattered around just my block in the North Upper. Most wearing CZ shirts, scarves etc, so it's not like they had could have slipped in unnoticed. Many of them moved across to join the core in the NE corner just after kick off. As mentioned, those that stayed were noisy but not troublesome.
 

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Just no. They were only heard when our fans went quiet but they were drowned out easily when we started singing.
Yep the optimum word is “when” and after 20 seconds we stopped. Maybe I and the supporters around me heard it different to others as we were very close to them. Imagine how loud they would have been if there were 10x as many and in the lower tier?
 

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They said in commentary it was a delegation of Red Star officials. I wouldn't be surprised if Red Star had done a naughty rather than our fans selling them tickets
 

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Yep the optimum word is “when” and after 20 seconds we stopped. Maybe I and the supporters around me heard it different to others as we were very close to them. Imagine how loud they would have been if there were 10x as many and in the lower tier?
That doesn't make them louder. It just makes them more vocal for longer periods of the game. You get that with a lot of away support, ours included. Obviously when our fans pick the noise up they're always a lot louder than the opposition. It's just a shame they don't sing more and longer unless it's against one of the top teams.
 
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