Spurs players to reimburse fans who bought tickets for Newcastle humiliations


Tottenham’s players have offered to reimburse ticket costs of the fans who travelled to Newcastle for Sunday’s 6-1 drubbing.

A dismal showing at St James’ Park prompted chairman Daniel Levy to show interim boss Cristian Stellini the door yesterday.

And Spurs, who will be led by Ryan Mason until the end of the season, will cover the cost of the match tickets for supporters who witnessed the collapse on Tyneside.

A statement released on Twitter said: “As a squad, we understand your frustration, your anger. It wasn’t good enough.

“We know words aren’t enough in situations like this but believe us, a defeat like this hurts.

“We appreciate your support, home and away, and with this in mind we would like to reimburse fans with the cost of their match tickets from St James’ Park.

“We know this does not change what happened on Sunday and we will give everything to put things right against Manchester United on Thursday evening when, again, your support will mean everything to us.

“Together — and only together — can we move things forward.”

Fifth-placed Spurs trail United, who currently occupy the Premier League’s final Champions League spot, by six points.

And while covering the cost of tickets for Sunday’s game is a nice gesture from Mason’s squad, it remains to be seen how the news will go down with fans who would have paid a small fortune to travel.

But with European qualification still up for grabs, the players will hope the Spurs faithful get behind them when Erik ten Hag’s men visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.


— Ferdinand A Baah


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