Tottenham Hotspur fans have launch petition to end their 'strategic partnership' with Real Madrid, after they were left reeling at the Spanish side's treatment of their club during the Gareth Bale transfer saga, reports the Daily Star.
For the second successive summer, Spurs sold their star player to Los Blancos, with Bale following former team-mate Luka Modric to the Santiago Bernabeu in a world-record £85million deal earlier this week.
It proved to be one of the most drawn out transfers in recent football history, with the two clubs in talks for the past two months.
Real Madrid's behaviour during the prolonged period of negotiations was criticised as Tottenham fans accused them of unsettling Bale, and have now set up a Change.org petition to demand that all ties are severed with the Primera Division club.
"We, the devoted and loyal fans of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are petitioning to end the "strategic partnership" with Real Madrid Club de Futbol," reads the petition.
"Since we have agreed to form the partnership, Real Madrid C.F. have treated us and our players without respect including "tapping" up Luka Modric and Gareth Bale.
"The transfer of Mezut Ozil to our top rivals in order to recoup money spent on Gareth Bale is the ultimate duplicitous action and we deserve a fair and mutual exchange between clubs rather than being treated as a feeder club.
"We ask that the "strategic partnership" that we have not benefitted from be terminated."
It's not yet clear how Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will react to the growing unrest amongst the club's supporters, but a statement can be expected to follow.
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