Barcelona stewards hit Tottenham fans
It was a sublime night for Tottenham in Barcelona on Tuesday.
Spurs recorded a 1-1 draw in the Camp Nou thanks to Lucas Moura’s late leveller.
PSV held Inter Milan to a 1-1 draw at the San Siro, which meant Tottenham qualified for the Champions League knockout phase.
Tottenham fans turned out in Barcelona in their thousands.
Some of those fans were attacked by Barcelona stewards during the match.
Spurs fans attacked by Barcelona stewards with batons
Footage has been shared on social media of the attack.
Barcelona stewards, identifiable by their bright yellow jackets, were recored hitting Tottenham fans with batons.
According to the uploader of the video, the attack happened “for no reason”.
I just need to address this issue which happened last night during the game. Absolutely disgusting behavior by Barcelona stewards hitting us with batons for no reason! @SpursOfficial please send this to @UEFA @ChampionsLeague its disgusting. RT to find these scumbags! #THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/JYk5N3u7fw
— Alex (@LxcasMoura) December 12, 2018
Social media backlash
Many have reacted to the Barcelona stewards attacking Tottenham fans without too much surprise.
Those who have seen the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal on their European travels have seen it all before.
Happened on at least 2 occasions we have been there, and then you have the tunnel and bridge outside which was also an issue with police being aggressive.
nothing is every done
— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) December 12, 2018
Chelsea submitted a detailed report to @UEFA last season about the actions of Barcelona stewards. Clearly the message hasn’t been heard.
There’s a world of difference between preparing for trouble & provoking it. It’s a disgrace that this is still happening https://t.co/oPIsVWSNEc
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) December 12, 2018
(2/2) the vast majority are not football hooligans but ordinary innocent men, women and children. We need action from not only UEFA but from the government. It's outrageous that this continues to happen with impunity so often when British fans follow their team in Europe.
— DG (@d_grab) December 12, 2018