Why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have taken over Spurs stadium - it’s not to stop Harry Kane leaving club
Over 56,000 fans attended the clash with Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday, including four familiar turtle faces.
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Spurs supporters may have noticed something strange afoot at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday as the club took on Shakhtar Donetsk in their penultimate match of pre-season preparations.
Over 56,000 fans were in attendance at the ground on Sunday as Harry Kane struck four goals against the Ukranian side. Dane Scarlett also found himself on the scoresheet in a 5-1 win that showed promise from new manager Ange Postecoglou's side.
It wasn't just Spurs fans spotted around the ground at the weekend either, with famous faces Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael also in attendance at the stadium.
Better known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the four characters appeared across the club shop with special merchandise available and life-size versions of the characters strutted around the North London ground. Spurs are also running Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed tours around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
While the cartoon characters may have left some Spurs fans confused, the reason behind their appearance is not to stop Harry Kane completing a move to Bayern Munich, rather a collaboration to promote the new film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - the movie stars Seth Rogan, Paul Rudd, Jackie Chan and John Cena.
Between Saturday, August, 12 and Monday, August 28, young fans can take part in special edition stadium tours. Kids will be tasked with finding the famous turtle characters around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and be in with a chance of winning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed prizes.
Spurs play their final match in pre-season preparations against Barcelona tonight at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in the Catalan capital, the Spanish side's temporary stadium for this season as work is completed at Camp Nou.
It's the last chance for Postecoglou to experiment with his new squad before the Premier League season returns on Sunday, when Spurs travel across the capital to take on Brentford at the Community Stadium.
Uncertainty still hangs over the club with Bayern Munich heavily linked with a move for talisman Harry Kane, whose potential departure would be a huge blow ahead of the beginning of the new season.