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All sorts of fan drama at north London derby

It has not been a good day for Tottenham Hotspur fans. They went into the north London derby dreaming of a huge win which would keep them on track in their top four chase and, simultaneously and maybe even more importantly, put a huge dent in Arsenal’s title hopes.

What transpired was anything but – Spurs found themselves 3-0 down at half time and, despite a late fightback to get the game back to 3-2, they were beaten by their local rivals.

In the first half their fans, unsurprisingly, were less than impressed.

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Arsenal players celebrate Kai Havertz's goal, which came after one Spurs fan tried to put off Arsenal corner taker Declan Rice. Photo by Icon Sport

Hilarious video shows karma for Spurs fan

In the 38th minute, with Tottenham trailing 2-0 and Declan Rice standing over a corner, one fan took the chance to show the Arsenal midfielder exactly what he thinks of him.

Who knows what the Spurs fan is saying, but I don’t think he was wishing Rice good luck with the set piece.

He did not need it though, swinging in the perfect delivery for Kai Havertz to head home. That was the cue for the Spurs supporter to apparently head for the exit.

Havertz on the other hand? Well, he returned the favour.

Other Spurs fans leave early

That supporter was not alone in his decision to call it a day in just the 38th minute. Another video showed a whole host of Tottenham fans deciding they had seen enough and leaving before half time. Maybe they were just going for an early drink on the concourse, but it will have taken a lot of mental strength for them to return after the break.

Contrasting emotions in the away end

It was a completely different mood in the away at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. One video posted by NBC Sports Soccer showed jubilant celebrations after an Arsenal goal, including the familiar face of one particular fan in a flat cap.

Arsenal fans in the South Stand

Unfortunately, it appears Arsenal fans were not only present in the away end, but the South Stand as well.

One video posted to X (formerly Twitter) showed a huge police presence outside the stadium, with the X user claiming it was due to the presence of two Arsenal supporters in the Spurs end.


Jamie Barton

A freelance football writer and podcaster, Jamie has appeared on/in the BBC World Service, PA Media, Charlton Athletic FC and Empire of the Kop, among others. He's attended matches all around the world, from Tranmere to Tokyo, and once had his bus home from the 2022 Champions League final in Paris delayed by 28 hours.

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