Spurs condemn Spanish newspaper over claims the club is ‘hated’ for Jewish origins – Telegraph.co.uk
Tottenham have condemned one of Spain’s leading newspapers after it claimed the club is “hated” for its Jewish origins.
As part of its preview to the Champions League match between Spurs and Real Madrid on Tuesday, Marca included a guide to the north-London club.
Spurs are described as a club that is “hated” but “with good footballing style.”
The newspaper says: “Their Jewish heritage has historically made them into a club disliked by rival fans, but in their 135 years of existence they have always had style and great players.”
It also states: “Since its beginnings, the club has had an undeniable connection with the Jewish community represented in directors, coaches and players. And the current owner and president, Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy, are Jewish.”
Spurs responded strongly to Marca’s claims: “We are astonished that a publication such as Marca, which presents itself as an alleged source of professional journalism, has seen fit to publish such an article which is blatantly wrong and wholly distasteful.”