Tottenham’s Premier League match with Everton on Saturday has been postponed because of the riots in London.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has confirmed the fixture will not go ahead because the area around White Hart Lane is a crime scene called off in the wake of the London riots.
Scudamore also confirmed that the other nine Barclays Premier League fixtures are set to go ahead as scheduled.
“The very latest situation is that Tottenham and Everton has gone. The police have done a fantastic job, but it’s been a crime scene all week and the council have not had enough time to do what they need” said Scudamore. “The Tottenham game is a real shame but we support the police in what they are doing. They want these games to go on as much as we do.”
Tottenham released a statement on their official website which read:
“Following ongoing discussions with the necessary authorities regarding this weekend’s Premier League home match against Everton, it has now been confirmed that this fixture will be postponed due to safety concerns relating to the infrastructure of the High Road and access to the stadium caused by last Saturday’s riots. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to supporters due to matters outside of the control of the club. We shall update fans on when this fixture will be rearranged in due course.”
No announcement yet on when the match will be rescheduled.