Daniel Wynne, Chairman of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, and a number of members of the Trust hooked up with their counterparts from the Sevilla Supporters Club in the 'Tottenham Hotspur Fan Zone' situated five minutes walk from Sevilla’s Stadium, in front of the city’s train station on the Avenida (Avenue) José Laguillo.
The fans exchanged shirts, pennants and scarves before swapping stories and songs over a traditional Spanish lunch.
Daniel Wynne takes up the story. “I was contacted by a journalist from the ABC newspaper in Seville and they were concerned because they knew how many Spurs fans would travel to the city during their religious festival.
“We thought it would be a great idea and a mark of respect and friendship if we could get together with Sevilla fans and it blossomed from there.
“It’s been an amazing day. The Mayor of Seville came down, the President of the club, members of the board and there was an official unveiling of a paella they had cooked in the square in the middle of the Fans Zone. The hospitality extended to us has been great, the atmosphere is excellent with no hint of trouble and we’ve been made to feel so welcome.”
Our picture shows Daniel Wynne with Ramon Somalo, Chairman of the Sevilla Supporters Club (right) while below, the pair are joined by Spurs fans Darren Alexander, Paul Smith and Sarah McFall and Seville fan Antonio Cabrera.
Spurs and Sevilla fans were united before tonight’s UEFA Cup quarter-final, first leg at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.