Tottenham fans left White Hart Lane as we know it for the last time on Sunday evening having seen their side secure second place in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Manchester United, before a farewell ‘Legends Parade’ at the famous old ground.
Spurs will be playing their home games at Wembley Stadium next season as their iconic north London home gets swallowed by the development of the new ground next door, before moving in the following season.
After the game, and after a full-time pitch invasion had been cleared, the likes of Teddy Sheringham, Clive Allen and Glenn Hoddle took to the pitch for the last time along with a host of club legends and the current crop of Spurs talent led by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
With the legends out in the centre a local choir sung ‘Oh When the Spurs’ before a tenor belted out an unfamiliar rendition of ‘Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur.’
The showcase prompted many fans to cast their mind back a season to the closing ceremony across London at West Ham’s old home, Upton Park, and those of a claret and blue persuasion quickly took to Twitter to mock their rivals’ attempt at a follow up…
Thought the Upton Park cough Boleyn Ground finale was shocking but this takes it to the next level
— Mike Connell (@MikeConnell85) May 14, 2017
IMAGINE thinking this is anywhere as close to Upton Park final game https://t.co/T8p0Oxi4k8
— Luke Hines (@LukeHines) May 14, 2017
that farewell at Upton Park was a million times better
— Dan (@FairallDan) May 14, 2017
Bobby Moore turned the lights out at Upton Park… Totts had Paul Potts from britains got talent singing a Southampton song….#whu
— James B (@WestHamJimbo) May 14, 2017
Oh and Upton Park was well better
— luke scofield (@lukescofield1) May 14, 2017
— Claret and Hugh (@ClaretandH) May 14, 2017