9 PL Matches Get Go Ahead Dispite Recent Violence & Unrest

Violence in Tottenham

Nine Premier League Matches Get Go Ahead Dispite Recent Violence and Unrest – Tottenham Hotspur Opening Match Cancelled

The London Metropolitan police has admitted it “had not anticipated” the extreme violence that saw police attacked and buildings and vehicles set on fire during sustained rioting in Tottenham, in north London.

According to a press release, the Premier League has confirmed that although the opening match of Tottenham Hotspur v Everton has been cancelled - their nine remaining fixtures will go ahead this weekend as planned.

Tottenham Hotspur have been forced to postpone their opening day clash against Everton at White Hart Lane on Saturday with the clean-up operation from the recent violence near the club still ongoing.

Other matches in or near London might  have been cancelled as well after several nights of civil unrest in the capital.

A Premier League statement read, ‘Following on-going discussions with the Metropolitan Police, statutory authorities and clubs in London, the Premier League can confirm that, aside from the postponed Tottenham Hotspur v Everton match, all League games in the capital will go ahead as scheduled this weekend’.

‘The Premier League has worked closely with the authorities and London-based clubs throughout the recent civil unrest to ensure matches are staged in accordance with supporter safety. While all efforts were made to try and facilitate the Tottenham Hotspur v Everton match by the Metropolitan Police and the local authority, the situation on the Tottenham High Road proved too difficult to overcome. The Premier League would like to thank the Metropolitan Police and all the other relevant police forces for their efforts and on-going communication during this difficult time. Acting on current information from the authorities there is no reason to believe that matches outside of London will be affected at this time’.

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