Spurs' Cup Visit to Minnows Marine Brings Out Crowd, but Police Say Most Adhered to COVID Rules

It’s not every day the part-timers of Marine AFC get to rub shoulders with Premier League stars, so little wonder the FA Cup visit of Tottenham Hotspur brought out a crowd in the Liverpool suburb of Crosby on January 10.

Merseyside Police, however, said “the vast majority” who turned up adhered to social distancing guidelines.

The match was allowed to proceed behind closed doors amid England’s lockdown because of its elite sport status.

Merseyside Police said there was a “small gathering” as the teams’ coaches arrived. People were then asked to disperse, they said.

Spurs won 5-0, continuing to the fourth round of the competition. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful