Harry snaps! Redknapp clashes with Irish fans after trial jibes as Spurs crash out
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Harry Redknapp has clashed with Irish fans making inflammatory chants about his forthcoming trial.
The Tottenham manager is understood to have responded with a clenched-fist gesture after being goaded by Shamrock Rovers supporters in Dublin.
Tottenham went out of the Europa League despite winning their final group game 4-0.
But the clash was marred by several instances of chants taunting Redknapp over his pending court appearance.
Redknapp is believed to have snapped midway through the second half, making an angry gesture at the home fans.
When asked if had made an obscene gesture towards the Rovers fans, the Spurs boss tried his best to play down the row.
“Not really. Did I make an “obscene” gesture No, I didn”t make… No.”
He added: “I have spent enough time in Ireland to know what lovely people they are.
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“If you go and meet them afterwards they are probably lovely people. But they get together and shout a load of nonsense and that is football. That”s life. I don”t hold any grudges.”
Nevertheless, the incident could leave the 64-year-old facing a misconduct charge if UEFA deem the gesture to have been offensive.
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Redknapp was warned over his conduct by the FA earlier this week for criticising referee Chris Foy after Tottenham”s 2-1 defeat at Stoke.
Birmingham City also went out despite beating NK Maribor 1-0, finishing third in their group behind Bruges and Braga.
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