Six fans were arrested on Sunday afternoon after tempers flared ahead of the North London Derby.
- Fans set of flares pre-match
- Riot officers attempted to hold back fans from both sides
- Police confirm 6 fans detained
Sunday saw the last ever North London Derby at White Hart Lane, which Spurs won 2-0, and while tentions often run high between the famously bitter rivals, this weekend the pre-match clashes reached fever pitch.
A win would for Spurs would mean that they would definitely finish above Arsenal for the first time since 1995, while victory for Arsenal would almost certainly kill Spurs’ chances of beating Chelsea to the title.
Obviously, we all know how that ended.
There’s usually a strong police presence before and after a Derby at White Hart Lane and on Sunday the officers in full riot gear were out on force, holding back fans from either side and attempting to stop people from letting off flares.
They’ve since confirmed that six fans were detained, including people who let off said flares.
“Officers dealt with some disorder outside the ground prior to the game and the matter was swiftly dealt with,” a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told the Standard.
“An appropriate and proportionate policing plan was in place.”
It’s always disappointing to see football fans’ ‘passion’ spill out onto the street.
Hopefully, no one innocent got hurt.