A petition has been set up calling for Tottenham Hotspur to be deducted points and has reached over 13,000 signatures in four days.
It comes after the Premier League club announced that they were forced to push back the opening of their new ground because of concerns with the stadium’s critical safety systems.
The petition reads: “Tottenham should be deducted points for not having their new stadium ready for the season 2018/19
“Spurs issued a statement on Monday night announcing problems with “critical safety systems” meant the new stadium would not be able to host Liverpool on September 15, Cardiff on October 6 or the clash between the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders eight days later.
“No timeline is in place, leaving an element of uncertainty over when the problems will be rectified and questions over when the club will begin life at the new 62,000-seater venue.
“This is an issue that Tottenham and their owner Daniel Levy have known for some time but they continued to lead their own fans and the public up the garden path, surely the FA have to punish them for their actions, a smaller club would receive a points deduction, so what makes Tottenham an exception to this?
“We urge you to sign the petition and Tottenham punished accordingly for their actions.”
However, it doesn’t look likely that Spurs are to be punished by the Premier League with a points deduction or a fine.
The petition quickly caught the eyes of much of the football world, some suggested Arsenal fans were responsible for much of the signatures, others laughed at how pathetic it was – check out somme of the best tweets on the next page.