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Spurs take action against lax steward after less than thorough security checks

Date Posted,April 16, 2017

Tottenham have taken action against a steward who was caught on film ahead of Saturday’s 4-0 Premier League win against Bournemouth skimping on his security checks.

In the wake of the Dortmund bus attack, security has been stepped up at football grounds across Europe.

But the contractor was filmed by one pundit making only the most token of efforts to search fans prior to their entry into White Hart Lane.

After the video was posted to Twitter, Spurs quickly responded with a statement that revealed the steward in question was actually a contractor and not a direct employee of the club’s.

The steward appears to search fans without touching them before they enter the stadium (Photo: Twitter/Mr_CallumWright)
Tottenham were quick to respond to the video, saying they have taken appropriate action
Security steward at Tottenham appears to search fans without touching them before they enter the stadium (Photo: Twitter/Mr_CallumWright)

“The contractor has apologised and we’ve taken action accordingly,” said the club.

There was a fierce backlash against the steward, who was accused of a serious lack of ‘professionalism’ and ‘laziness’ in the manner with which he carried out his duties.

However, many also criticised the original poster of the video, suggesting he should have contacted the club in a more private manner.

Security around football matches has been back in the spotlight following the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus that ocurred on April 12th, ahead of their Champions League clash with Monaco, which was subsequently postponed by 24 hours.

Security has been back in the spotlight following April 12th’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus (Photo: AFP)
That attack left defender Marc Bartra in hospital with a broken wrist (Photo: Instagram/marcbartra)

While no one was seriously harmed in the incident, it did leave defender Marc Bartra in hospital with a broken wrist.

German investigators are currently investigating several lines of inquiry, with numerous far right extremist groups taking responsibility for the attack.

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