As we now know, the Club announced this partnership publicly on Thursday September 28. You can read the Trust’s statement here.
Despite being “keen to hear from the FAB”, the Club disregarded the unanimous conclusion of the supporter representatives who were not in support of the partnership.
The Trust believes the Club now needs to ask itself whether it is serious about fan engagement.
We remain the independent, democratically elected representative body for all Tottenham Hotspur supporters. The Trust will always listen to the Club and provide constructive and honest feedback. This may not always be what the Club hopes to hear but it will be genuine.
In relation to Socios, the Trust’s position remains as previously stated. The purported ‘benefits’ of this arrangement appear to be nothing more than a set of re-packaged benefits that were available to supporters through other means.
In addition, the statement within the Club’s own press release that crypto-assets are “high-risk investments” and that anyone purchasing them should be “prepared to lose all the money [they] invest” means the Trust position on purchasing such “assets” is:
- Do not buy fan tokens
- Access benefits through existing arrangements (e.g. One Hotspur Moments)
We shall be raising our concerns directly with the Club during our meeting next month.
30 September 2023