UEFA is an organisation that is barely fit for purpose and so it was no surprise that they threw Tottenham out of the much-lamented Europa Conference League despite a significant Covid outbreak swirling around the club prior to their final game against Rennes.
UEFA, in their wisdom, decided that Spurs refused to fulfil the fixture and therefore forfeited the game by a scoreline of 3-0.
There is so much that can be picked apart in their decision but what is the point?
The tournament was embarrassing, I mean, would there have been an open-top bus parade if we won it?
Look at Chelsea when they had no European football, they went from tenth to winners and then we have Arsenal this season, a team that is nowhere near a top-six side anymore and yet they currently sit fourth, albeit courtesy of playing more games than the teams around them.
The fewer games a team plays the better they do in the competitions they remain in, well, the top sides anyway.
UEFA, while making a rod for their own back have actually done Spurs a huge favour here, fewer games in an already congested season is heaven sent and Spurs fans should be grateful for the incompetence of European football’s governing body.
They had better hope that Bayern Munich, Man Utd, Real Madrid or any of the other top sides do not find themselves in a similar position because UEFA will have no option now but to throw them out of the Champions League, they have set a precedent after all.