Arsenal fan costs Spurs £1m in White Hart Lane suicide threatPublished July 17, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur have been forced to compensate £1million after an Arsenal fan threatened to commit suicide at White Hart Lane, according to the Evening Standard,
Spurs are currently building their new home stadium, aiming to give it a new, grand look for the 2016/17 season.
The news emerged from White Hart Lane on Monday night, when a man climbed to the top of a 170ft crane overlooking the stadium around 6:30 pm and threatened to jump down.
Negotiations to get the man down took six hours, subsequently causing work on the stadium to be stopped.
The individual was taken into police custody thereafter, and was later identified as 27-year-old Wali Azagh.
Azagh told police that site workers should “suffer as I have suffered”, adding they should “feel as miserable as I do”.
The report claims that the delay in construction and bill for emergency services equated to a total of £1m.
That’s the equivalent of Harry Kane’s wages for 20 weeks.