Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust send plea to Daniel Levy for restructuring Spurs and fan representation
This comes after the European Super League debacle by the club that started and ended in April 2021. Spurs were one of the 12 clubs that wanted to form the breakaway ESL, but backlash from fans saw them abandon ship.
And following the incident, the club recently announced that it would be forming a club advisory panel which will contain representatives from the Spurs fanbase in a way that is “inclusive and reflective of our fans’ diversity”.
The elected chair of that group then becomes a non-executive director on the board and will have full voting rights on all the key decisions made by the club in the future. (h/t Football.london)
Spurs fans want more accountability
Apart from the Club Advisory Board, the statement advocates for a Supervisory Board as well, which works in conjunction with the club’s primary executive board. It also asks for fans to be given a bigger financial stake in the club.
The whole statement, which advocates for fan representation, the formation of a Supervisory Board, as well as more financial stake for fans in the club, can be read in full here.
The silver lining from Super League has been the awareness raised amongst fanbases across Europe. The supporters are now asking for more transparency as well as accountability.
And it makes sense. Football belongs to the fans. Before capitalism consumed the sport some three decades back, fans had a more active role in a football club’s existence.
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Hopefully, one step at a time, the sport can be returned to the fans. And if not, they should have some say in the running of their football clubs, at the very least.