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SEVILLE REPORT

Posted on 6 April 2007  - 12:00

The Club is compiling a report on the disturbing events at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville last night and would ask any supporters who were involved in or witnessed events to please pass their information to the Club. Please email Seville.report@tottenhamhotspur.com or write to Seville, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Rd, Tottenham, London N17 0AP.

The Club is compiling a report on the disturbing events at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville last night and would ask any supporters who were involved in or witnessed events to please pass their information to the Club. Please email Seville.report@tottenhamhotspur.com or write to Seville, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Rd, Tottenham, London N17 0AP.The Club issued the following statement last night:

The Club will be working with the appropriate authorities to ascertain the events of this evening in Seville.

Our initial reports suggest that there was no fan-to-fan fighting at any stage of the proceedings. As such we are seeking explanations as to why the police reacted in the way they did with our fans.

Tottenham Hotspur supporters have enjoyed an exemplary reputation across Europe this season which is why tonight’s events are unprecedented.

We will be co-operating fully with UEFA, the British Embassy and the Spanish authorities to understand why this has happened.

British Police, the Club's security officials, and Club stewards, supported by British Embassy officials, will also be providing the Spanish authorities and UEFA with full statements from their first hand experience of what happened.

Chief Superintendent Simon O'Brien, Borough Commander Haringey, was at the match as an observer and had the following to say: "I was able to witness first hand the events in Seville. The Spurs fans' behaviour was excellent thoughout the day and the Spurs stewards did what I can only describe as a remarkable and commendable job at the match. I shall be assisting fully with the investigation. What I would say now is that it was quite clear that there was a different level of police intervention to that which we employ in the UK and the introduction of the police during the match in one particular section of the crowd undoubtedly contributed to the disturbances that we saw." Chief Superintendent O'Brien's comments are endorsed by Andy Smith, the FA Security Advisor also present at the match.

We shall keep you informed as the investigation progresses. Thank you.