Portsmouth lodge official complaint against Tottenham over verbal abuse on ex-Arsenal man: Does it really matter?

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After mulling over the idea of going after Tottenham supporters for their extreme verbal assault at Sol Campbell over the weekend, it appears that Pompey have finally decided to do battle with the White Hart Lane club after they confirmed that the club would be issuing an official complaint with the FA over the noted incident.

Portsmouth have confirmed they will make an official complaint to the Football Association over the abuse Sol Campbell received during Sunday’s match against former club Tottenham.

The Pompey captain was subjected to abuse from the terraces during his team’s 2-0 Barclays Premier League victory at Fratton Park.

The south coast club confirmed on their official website, www.pompeyfc.co.uk: ‘After discussions with Sol Campbell, we will be making an official complaint to the Football Association concerning the verbal abuse aimed at him during Sunday’s match against Tottenham.’Campbell, 34, is a hate figure for Spurs fans after he moved to their bitter north London rivals Arsenal in 2001. (Daily Mail)

Most would agree that Pompey probably don’t stand a chance of finding the culprit who started the chant. Regardless, the first step of filing with the FA proves that the club won’t take this matter lightly. In a world where class and good sportsmanship has all but disappeared in the stands, the FA finds themselves in the unenviable position of figuring a way to rid stadiums of the heinous chants for good.

What do supporters think about Pompey’s recent move to file a complaint with the FA? Do you believe that anything good will come out of this whole ordeal?

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