Spurs charged by UEFA


Published: Friday 28th November 2014 by The News Editor

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UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham following the pitch invasions which disrupted their Europa League match at home to Partizan Belgrade.

The White Hart Lane clash, which Spurs won 1-0, was temporarily suspended late in the first half following three separate pitch invasions.

The match was halted in the 41st minute after a third individual managed to slip on to the White Hart Lane pitch in what appeared to be an orchestrated PR stunt.

UEFA said in a statement its control, ethics and disciplinary body would hear the charge on December 11.

Roberto Soldado and Moussa Dembele, who stopped the pitch invaders, will not face charges.

The three pitch invaders wore t-shirts bearing the name of a headphone manufacturer.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino admitted after the game his concern for his players’ safety.

“You never know maybe what can happen on the pitch, but the behaviour from these people was only to go in and to show I don’t know who or what,” he said.

“I am very disappointed but I think all the club, our supporters, and all people that love the game of football too are because this is a very strange situation.”

Published: Friday 28th November 2014 by The News Editor

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