Sol Campbell made the oh so controversial switch across North London from Tottenham to Arsenal in 2001, and Spurs fans still haven’t forgiven him.
The retired star claims he’s bemused by their continued anger towards him, and has no idea who keeps perpetuating the ill feelings.
It has been years since the England international made the switch, but the 40-year-old believes things would only have been different had he spent time out of the country.
“Some of the fans have moved on but they have not totally forgotten,” Campbell said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“If I was coaching in America for 20 years, maybe they would.
“I am 41 this year and people who were perhaps five at the time I went to Arsenal, or were not even born, feel strongly about it.
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“Who is perpetuating this? It is incredible. People have a mental block. The anger never goes away.”
Campbell was one of the finest centre-backs the club has ever seen, and was a huge part of our defensive stability during the early 00s.
The experienced star was present for our dominant spell under Arsene Wenger, and was a rock at the heart of our Invincibles team alongside Kolo Toure. He moved away from Tottenham to join a club capable of winning titles and competing alongside Europe’s elite in the Champions League, and achieved his dreams with the club.
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He has moved away from football now, and is heavily involved in the world of politics. The active conservative is looking to become mayor of London (via the Daily Mail), but whether he’ll realise his new dream remains to be seen.