Tottenham in major security beef up ahead of Aston Villa clash with fears fans will launch protest against Daniel Levy

TOTTENHAM are to beef up security at Wednesday’s home clash with Aston Villa amid fears of more fans protests against chairman Daniel Levy and his board.

Around 500 supporters demonstrated outside their stadium on Saturday.

Another smaller protest also took place before their 2-0 home win over Wolves on Sunday – when two protestors tried to get inside the ground.

Although both protests passed without major incident, Spurs fear the mood could turn ugly when fans return for their final home match of the season against Villa.

A limited crowd of 10,000 will be at the game – the first time supporters will be allowed inside the stadium this season.

Supporters, unhappy with the way Levy and his executive board are running the club following another trophyless season and their involvement in the European Super League scandal, are planning to vent their anger again.

So the club will draft in extra stewards in a bid to ensure any protests do not get out of hand inside the stadium.

While outside there will be increased police patrols to prevent any trouble in the surrounding streets.

Tottenham are desperate to avoid a repeat of violence seen in the recent Manchester United fans’ protests at Old Trafford.

Police were on duty at Spurs on Saturday and Sunday when many fans waved flags and placards calling for Levy and his directors to quit.


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There were also banners bearing slogans such as “£NIC out. Profit before glory” and “To dare is too dear – ENIC out”.

Another read: “If you don’t win anything, you have had a bad season” – Bill Nicholson. 20 years. 1 League Cup. Levy Out”.

Before the protests, Spurs interim boss Ryan Mason called for the club and fans to resolve their differences.

He said: “I respect the fans, they're the heart and soul of the football club and their opinion matters, it really does.

“We want our fans, our team, our football club to be aligned, all pulling in the same direction.”

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