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Spurs fans react on Twitter to Steve Bruce’s comments after Newcastle draw

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Spurs fans react on Twitter to Steve Bruce’s comments after Newcastle draw

Tottenham Hotspur fans may, like many, have few positive words to say about the current handball law, but plenty of Spurs supporters felt compelled to express their admiration for Steve Bruce after the Newcastle boss’ comments following Sunday’s 1-1 draw.

Jose Mourinho’s side looked to be heading towards a 1-0 victory. However, the Magpies were awarded a late penalty when Eric Dier was penalised for a handball.

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The ball does hit Dier’s arm following a header from Andy Carroll. However, the Spurs defender clearly has absolutely no idea where the ball is as he has his back to the Newcastle forward.

The decision prompted Mourinho to leave the touchline early. But while he seemed reluctant to discuss the decision in his post-match interview, Bruce had few qualms about expressing his disbelief.

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He told Sky Sports that he could understand exactly why Tottenham felt aggrieved. And he labelled the current law ‘a total nonsense’.

Those comments have prompted a number of Spurs fans on social media to heap praise on Bruce. As one notes, it would have been easy for the Newcastle boss to make little of it and suggest that decisions even themselves out over the season.

Of course, Spurs have now had two controversial penalties given against them in as many league games. So they will certainly feel more frustrated than most.

It remains to be seen if the laws can be changed or modified in any way. Having a manager who has benefitted from the decision slam the law in such strong terms should surely not go unnoticed.

Here is how some of the Tottenham fans reacted to Bruce’s comments…

 
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