The roots of this highly contentious moment can be traced back to the Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, widely considered the first political leader to recognise the manipulative power of 22 men chasing a ball around a pitch in their nation’s colours.November 26, 2018
White Hart Lane has witnessed many incredible scenes since 5,000 supporters first entered the stadium for a friendly against Notts County on September 4, 1899.
The 13-2 victory against Crewe in a 1960 FA Cup match. Diego Maradona wearing a Spurs shirt for Ossie Ardiles’ 1986 testimonial. Paul Gascoigne scoring against Arsenal in 1988 despite losing a boot. The club’s ecstatic tickertape farewell at the end of the 2017 season. These are all spectacular snapshots in time.
But not even the memory of their North London rivals using the stadium for their home games during World War II can compete with the sight of a single Swastika fluttering innocently above the West Stand for a game in December, 1935.