BBC out Tottenham’s use of underage workforce

Posted by - October 31, 2008 - Oddballs, Tottenham

Do Spurs have a 15-year-old Cameroon international in their first-team?

According to the paragraph highlighted above, Spurs’ Benoit Assou-Ekotto joined Lens as a 10-year-old. He spent three years at Lens. He then joined Tottenham in 2006. Everyone following so far? So when Assou-Ekotto made his debut for Tottenham in the 2006-07 season he was actually 13 years old?!!

Off The Post is outraged that this has been covered up for so long. We suggest a nine-point deduction for Spurs for child labour or something like that (and a slap on the wrist for the Beeb for not reading it out before they published it!).