By Ollie Irish
Arry Redknapp fears Tottenham fans will give Sol Campbell “grief” during this evening’s north London derby:
“I’m sure he will get some grief. It is no good me sitting here and saying that he won’t,” the Spurs gaffer said.
“They (the fans) pay their money and they are going to do what they want to do, aren’t they? I just hope they don’t do anything silly or shout anything silly.
“Sure, if they want to jeer him or whatever, that is fine. But we saw trouble before at Portsmouth with people making remarks that aren’t right. You do not want that.”
Spurs fans attacked Arsenal’s bus when Campbell first returned to White Hart Lane in 2001 before subjecting him to homophobic chants when he played for Portsmouth in 2008.
“He is used to it now, I suppose,” Redknapp added.
“When he plays, he gets on with it, doesn’t he? He will get on with the game. He has been through it all before and he is experienced enough now.
“It has been a long-running saga but they have got the hump with him here and they are not going to forgive him.”
Any Spurs fans out there – will you boo Sol? If so, why? It’s childish, it’s lame, it must stop.
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Tottenham team news: Spurs will be without Aaron Lennon, who suffered a setback in training on Monday as he bids to overcome the groin injury that he sustained in December ’09. Wilson Palacios begins a two-match suspension while Niko Kranjcar will struggle to return again this season after injuring his ankle in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Portsmouth.