Tottenham: Uefa to open proceedings after pitch invasions

A pitch invader is apprehended at White Hart Lane
The three pitch invasions eventually caused the match to be halted for around 10 minutes

Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham following a series of pitch invasions during Thursday's Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade at White Hart Lane.

Three pitch invasions were orchestrated as an internet prank and caused the match to be suspended for around 10 minutes just before half-time.

A video posted on YouTube shows three men planned the disturbances.

European football's governing body will hear the charge on 11 December.

Spurs had earlier apologised in a statementexternal-link for the "totally unacceptable behaviour".

Three men were arrested after the match and remain in custody. One is also charged with handling stolen goods.

The YouTube video suggests that the stunt was a challenge to see which of the men could remain on the pitch for the longest time.

The men were all wearing T-shirts bearing the name of a headphone manufacturer.

The company condemned the invasions on Twitter,external-link but Tottenham have removed all mentions of the brand from club channels and related stock from their shops while they investigate.

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