DescriptionSpurs vs Millwall Hooligans Clashing Before FA Cup 12-3-2017Spurs vs Millwall Hooligans Clashing Before FA Cup 12-3-2017Police gear up for Tottenham and Millwall's FA Cup clash — a football fixture with a history of violence• FA Cup match between Tottenham and Millwall invokes memories of a 2001 pre-season "friendly" marred by violence.• Tottenham tells us "a robust management" plan is in place.The last time Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall player each other, it was a 2001 pre-season friendly. Despite the meaningless nature of the game, it was marred by crowd trouble during which 30 police officers and three police horses were injured.This Sunday, March 12, the two teams will face off in a game that actually matters: The quarter-final of the FA Cup, Britain's most prestigious cup football competition. Police, the clubs, and the Football Association (FA) are taking no risks.When the draw for the quarter-final stage of the FA Cup was made last month, many took to fan forums and social media to bookmark the Spurs and Millwall clash as a potential risk for hooliganism.The match was moved to a 2 p.m. kick-off time on a Sunday in order to reduce pre-match drinking, while Tottenham initially only provided Millwall with a match-day ticket allocation of 2,800 — a significant reduction on the maximum 15% (4,750) allowance it could have granted.Millwall challenged the initial allocation, partly because it is better to have match-going fans entering White Hart Lane rather than loitering outside the ground. After dialogue with a local Safety Advisory Group (consisting of police, ambulance services, the council, and the FA), Spurs granted Millwall a maximum 3,681 tickets.This allocation has since been sold out and Millwall published a note on its official website urging those without tickets to watch the match on TV.Business Insider contacted the Metropolitan Police to ask whether Sunday's match carried a hooliganism risk. It said it was aware of the game, but declined to reveal how much resource it is making available.A spokesman said: "We police many games throughout the season and there are ratings for some matches. After this game, if there are incidents, we will look into them."One football police official, Preston North End's officer Paul Elliott, has acknowledged that the game could present problems. In a knowing tweet after the draw, he said:A Tottenham Hotspur spokesman told Business Insider: "We have a dialogue with the Metropolitan Police prior to every match we play and a robust management plan is in place."Millwall booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-final after victory against Leicester City in the last 16. Leicester, though, filed a complaint to the FA over the "abuse, provocation and intimidation" its fans suffered in the loss.OUT IN FORCE Tottenham clash with Millwall fans with massive police presence as violence breaks out before FA Cup quarter-final gameThe match was also overshadowed inside the ground as supporters of both clubs were heard singing racist chants.Police vans were parked up all over north London with hundreds of officers patrolling the streets around the stadium.Cops were pictured in riot gear as tempers inevitable rose between fans shortly before the 2pm kick-off.Multiple supporters were seen being wrestled to the ground and arrested by police after violent clashes.Flares were also set off in surrounding area as fans filtered into the ground.But there were no reports of any major incidents.Tottenham took the extra measure of removing club branded signs from the away end.That was after Arsenal fans last season tore down signs in the away end after being held in by police following the game.And authorities were taking no chances with hundreds of stewards on duty to segregate fans in the stands.Stewards were also issued with neon-orange hard hats as precaution in case of any violent clashes during the game.But there was an unsavoury incident after the game, when a Millwall fan was caught on camera punching a Spurs fan in the face.Standing at the side of the road, stupidly, the Spurs fan can be heard taunting the Millwall fans as they walk past.One man, wearing a black coat and cap takes exception, and throws a punch that knocks the rival supporter off his feet.It is unknown if the man needed medical treatment.