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10/26/18 - Nostradamus

New Tottenham stadium: Petition for Spurs to be deducted points passes 10,000 signatures

A petition was was set up on the change.org website and rival fans want to see action taken

A petition calling for Tottenham Hotspur to be deducted Premier League points because of the delay over their new stadium has reached over 10,000 signatures in the space of four days.

Last week the north London outfit announced that the opening of their new stadium wasn't on schedule.

Built at the site of the old White Hart Lane, the new ground was due to be ready for the start of this season, but following delays to the construction work of the impressive £850million stadium, the opening date had to be pushed back.

As a result, the grand opener against Liverpool as well as the match with Cardiff City have both been moved to Wembley Stadium, but the Manchester City clash, due to be played on Sunday, October 28, is set as TBC on the club's official website, with no indication yet as to where it could be played.

Upon learning of these delays, rival supporters have decided to take action.

Someone named 'tom smith' set up the petition on the change.org website after the announcement that Spurs would be forced to postpone the opening of their new ground - and the fans who are signing up are claiming that the uncertainty surrounding the fixtures means the Lilywhites should be punished by the FA.

In the description page for the petition, 'tom' writes: "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?"

As of 4pm on Tuesday over 10,000 people had signed up.

However, it's unlikely that Spurs will face any action for this unfortunate stadium delay.