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Tottenham unhappy with fine handed to Barcelona over treatment of fans

Barcelona have been fined just £17,561 after stadium security staff used excessive force against Tottenham fans.
Image: Tottenham fans were were not happy with the treatment they received in Barcelona

Tottenham have "grave concerns" over the decision to fine Barcelona just £17,561 after stadium security staff used excessive force against fans during their Champions League encounter.

A UEFA disciplinary panel found Barcelona guilty of 'insufficient organisation' during the 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou back in December.

Videos circulating on social media from Spurs fans at the time showed stadium staff appearing to strike some of them with batons.

And the fine comes as thousands of Tottenham and Liverpool fans are expected to descend on Spain for the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.

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"The treatment our fans received in Barcelona some six months ago was completely unacceptable," a club spokesperson told Sky Sports News.

"(It's) something UEFA has acknowledged, and some are still recovering as a result of this ordeal.

"The safety and wellbeing of our supporters is paramount to the club when traveling both domestically and overseas.

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"We went to great lengths, along with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust, to gather evidence so UEFA could take appropriate action. We thank them for assisting us in gathering the necessary information.

"No visiting supporters should have to experience what our fans went through that night again.

"We have grave concerns, however, that the punishment imposed will not act as enough of a deterrent to avoid a repeat."

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