Tottenham Hotspur has banned 48 club members indefinitely after they were found to have illicitly sold tickets for a UEFA Champions League match to banned Red Star Belgrade fans and touts.

The Premier League club and the governing body launched separate investigations after around 200 fans of the Serbian SuperLiga club gathered in the upper tier of the north stand at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium late last month.

Red Star had been handed a ticket ban for the clash by football’s European governing body UEFA due to racism against Finnish club HJK Helsinki in July. The club was also fined €50,000 (£45,000/$56,000).

Police and stewards were forced to segregate the Red Star fans from the home supporters as there were too many to eject from the stand.

Tottenham’s probe into the issue found 48 members had bought multiple tickets and illegally sold them to Serbian fans and touts.

The governing body’s disciplinary committee is reportedly still in the process of deciding whether to take action against Tottenham, which took the pre-emptive step of not putting any tickets on general sale for the clash, which the host won 5-0.

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