Tromsø fan was ejected for singing 'sacked in the morning' towards AVB | inside World Soccer

Tottenham Hotspur manager André Villas-Boas asked for a Tromsø supporter to be removed from his seat for verbally abusing the Portuguese during their Europa League tie.

Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas has seen his position come under intense pressure
Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas has seen his position come under intense pressure

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Despite claiming he was "immune" to all criticism in the wake of last Sunday's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City, Villas-Boas showed otherwise at Tromsø on Thursday.

The Spurs boss snapped when he heard Reidar Stenersen Jr taunting him from behind the dugout with a chant of "sacked in the morning" during the early stages of the game.

When he did it again at half-time and Villas-Boas pointed at him, he found himself removed by security personnel.

Stenersen was told that he could watch the second half from the opposite stand, but instead chose to leave and go to the pub.


"I first sung after five minutes that he would be 'sacked in the morning' and he looked at me," Stenersen told Norwegian newspaper Nordlys.

"At the half-time whistle, when it was still 0-0 and I started the same song, he pointed at me and suddenly the security came and threw me out.

"I know he is under a lot of pressure so I think my words hit him, even though I am only a little guy in little Tromsø. He was being a bit petulant. This is the same thing that can be sung by 60,000 at the Emirates Stadium or other grounds."

Villas-Boas eventually led his side to a 2-0 victory thanks to second-half goals from Vlad Chiricheș and Moussa Dembélé.

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