Bitter at Ozil’s move to Arsenal Spurs fans start petition because Real Madrid gave them loads of money
IN a not at all mental way, Tottenham Hotspur fans have launched one of those thoroughly useful Change.org petitions, calling for their club to end its “strategic partnership” with Real Madrid CF.
That’d be the same Real Madrid who gave Spurs £33million for Modric and £85million for Gareth Bale, the poor lambs.
Addressed to the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, the petition reads:
“We, the devoted and loyal fans of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are petitioning to end the ‘strategic partnership’ with Real Madrid Club de Futbol. Since we have agreed to form the partnership, Real Madrid C.F. have treated us and our players without respect including ‘tapping’ up Luka Modric and Gareth Bale. The transfer of Mezut Ozil to our top rivals in order to recoup money spent on Gareth Bale is the ultimate duplicitous action and we deserve a fair and mutual exchange between clubs rather than being treated as a feeder club. We ask that the ‘strategic partnership’ that we have not benefitted from be terminated.”
Get all that? Tottenham don’t want a club to pay world record amounts of money on players. They’d rather, presumably, Los Galacticos to do business with someone else.
Amazingly, over 1,500 fans have signed the petition since it was launched.
The interest alone on Real’s payments to Tottenham would’ve kept Kettering in business, who sadly got wound up in the courts on transfer deadline day yesterday… but y’know, it’s those at White Hart Lane who have it worse.
We can only hope the rest of football holds some kind of vigil for Tottenham fans, who have seen two players getting sold, fairly, which in turn, bought them loads of players.
Photo: Gareth Bale, his relatives, and Real Madrid President Florentino Perez pose during his official presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 after signing for Real Madrid.