Saturday's protests followed the botched European Super League announcement in April; Tottenham's role in the proposals reignited existing fan frustrations about the club's ownership and the perceived lack of direction on and off the pitch
Saturday 15 May 2021 16:23, UK
Tottenham supporters gathered in their numbers outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday to protest against owners ENIC and chairman Daniel Levy.
Spurs fans remain angry at the club's involvement in the aborted European Super League breakaway and the team's slide from regular top four contenders under Mauricio Pochettino to a potential finish outside of the European positions this season.
Saturday's demonstration, which follows similar protests at Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks, began around midday and saw some fans carrying banners that read "ENIC out - Levy out; £nic puts profit before glory, enough is enough".
It is expected to be the first of two days of protests, with more expected at the ground when the team play at home to Wolves on Sunday, which is live on Sky Sports Premier League.
They have been organised amid a bitter dispute between the club and the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST), which recently voted in favour of a motion calling for the entire THFC executive board to resign.
Earlier this week, the club confirmed they will appoint a supporter to their board as a non-executive member via a new fan advisory group, created without the consultation of the Supporters Trust and criticised as a move to side-line THST.
THST is one of a number of fan groups from the so-called 'big-six' Premier League clubs that attempted to be part of the ESL currently in talks with the UK government as part of its fan-led review into football governance. They have also been talking to UEFA about the Super League debacle.
Tottenham are keen to resume talks with THST but only if they drop their calls for the board to resign.
Current interim head coach Ryan Mason has called for fan unity, as the team struggles to qualify for European competition next season. A Champions League spot is all-but out of their grasp while they are competing with a string of other clubs to finish in the top seven.