Tottenham fans have continued to protest against the club’s owners outside their stadium in north London, ahead of the NFL fixture.
NFL games are taking place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after chairman Daniel Levy made an agreement with them in 2017, set to last 10 years.
There are two matches being played in N17 whilst it is not being used by Spurs during the international break, with the first being the New York Jets against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, followed by the Miami Dolphins taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars when they face off a week later.
The pitch has been prepared for the American football as the Lilywhites don’t return there until their fixture against Man Utd at the end of the month.
Despite the excitement for NFL fans ahead of the game, some Tottenham fans were protesting outside the stadium, highlighting their unhappiness with the club’s ownership.
Discord between club and some supporters has been felt for a number of years, with many finding it hard to understand the direction of the club, which hasn’t been helped by some of recent poor performances and the 13-year trophy drought.
In May, Levy made a statement to fans promising “free-flowing, attacking and entertaining” football as well as success.
“This season [2020/21], for many reasons, we have not met our raised expectations on the pitch. Since we lost the Champions League Final in June, 2019, we have invested in excess of £250m in new players,” he said.
“We are absolutely clear that central to our ambitions is a successful football team – it is what we all crave.
“I have said it many times and I will say it again – everything we do is in the long-term interests of the Club. I have always been and will continue to be ambitious for our Club and its fans,” he added.
Tottenham spent just under £90million in the summer transfer window and although the signings have shown glimpses of their quality so far this season, it is a waiting game to see how crucial they become for Spurs.
The Lilywhites lost the Champions League final in 2019 and the Carabao Cup final earlier this year, continuing their lack of silverware.
The north London club finished seventh in the Premier League last season and Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are currently eighth.
Earlier in the week, the Tottenham board declined a request from the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust for a meeting about the club’s direction and progress.
Their meeting invitation came after some poor results from Spurs and many fans questioning the vision for the club, which left the Trust wanting answers, meaning they may continue to protest to make their voice heard.
Source by Football London