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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium protest: Fans turn their backs on their team

Tottenham fans took part in a ticketing protest on Saturday, 30 March when they turned their back on the action at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the 65th minute of their Premier League match with Luton Town.

Spurs fans have been left aggrieved by recent season ticket price hikes at the club which will see season ticket prices go up by 6% next season. However, their reason for protesting on Saturday afternoon was to do with the club's new policy on senior concession tickets.

Tottenham have announced that from 2025-26, they will no longer be offering new senior concession ticket for fans aged 65+. They also revealed that fans who already have senior concession tickets will see their discount slashed in half in the coming years.

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Tottenham fans have been calling for Daniel Levy to go for some time – Photo by Icon Sport

Earlier this month, the Tottenham Supporter's Trust slammed the decision and wrote to the Premier League asking for support in their bid to get the club to reverse the decision. In a letter to the Premier League, they said:

“The fact that a fan of 30-, 40- or 50-years loyal support will now never be able to buy a season
ticket at a senior concession rate is disgraceful and unacceptable. This decision must be
reversed.

“As the independent, democratically elected voice of Tottenham Hotspur supporters, we call on
the Premier League to join us in asking the club to rethink these shocking proposals.”

Tottenham fans protest season ticket decision

In the 65th minute on Saturday, thousands of fans around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium turned their backs on the action in support of the protest and sang songs aimed at Daniel Levy and other members of the Tottenham board over the decision.

Tottenham fans believe that the club are trying to replace time-served, local fans with tourists who are more willing to pay over the odds for tickets and spend more money on merchandise. Although Ange Postecoglou has stood up for so-called ‘tourists', the fans' protests are expected to continue in the coming weeks.

The reaction online to the protest was mostly positive. One fan on X posted: “It’s an absolute disgrace that this sort of thing isn't discussed more. Every fan from every club needs to unite as one. The greedy clubs are pricing fans out of the game. £30 a game for whoever you support should be the limit.”


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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