Barcelona fined by UEFA
Last Friday, UEFA announced that FC Barcelona had been fined for an incident in the Champions League match against Tottenham back in December.
Spurs needed to go to the Camp Nou and get something out of the game to stay in the competition.
Tottenham drew 1-1, while they are now preparing for the Champions League final against Liverpool.
Footage spilled out of the Camp Nou during the Barca-Spurs game of stewards attacking fans with batons.
Barcelona stewards, identifiable by their bright yellow jackets, were recorded hitting the away fans.
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
So how much did UEFA fine Barcelona?
Just £17,500, as the Catalans were punished for ‘insufficient organisation’.
— THST (@THSTOfficial) February 26, 2019
Tottenham have ‘grave concerns’
Tottenham have released their reaction to UEFA’s fine for Barcelona.
It seems fair to say that the Lilywhites are hugely disappointed with the limited reaction from UEFA.
£17,500. That’s simply a ridiculously small amount of money.
A Spurs spokesman told the Sun the following in response:
No visiting supporters should have to experience what our fans went through that night again.
We have grave concerns, however, that the punishment imposed will not act as enough of a deterrent to avoid a repeat.
The safety and well-being of our supporters is paramount to the club when travelling both domestically and overseas.
Social media reaction
#thfc fined €10,000 by @Uefa for late kick-off against Ajax, plus suspended one-man ban for Pochettino (so he is in the dug-out in Madrid). Spurs also fined €5,000 for pitch invasion v #mcfc. Barcelona fined €20,000 for “insufficient organisation” at Camp Nou for Spurs visit.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 17, 2019