A spokesman for Archway Sheet Metals says the company has been receiving threats and abusive calls from “animalistic” Spurs fans.

The business is challenging the government’s recent decision to allow Haringey Council to issue a Compulsory Purchase Order on their property.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club cannot start work on the new stadium until the metal business is relocated.

The spokesman, who said he was concerned the football club has released the business' address and owners’ names, said: “It’s getting rather nasty now. Some fans have taken it on themselves to phone us up and abuse us, and abuse our staff. It’s not nice. It’s horrible.

“Some of the behaviour of Spurs fans towards us is animalistic, when we’re just exercising our rights. Some of them are fanatical. They say they love their club more than life.”

He added: “It’s irrelevant whether we’re Spurs fans or not now. This is our business. It’s where we make our money.

“Everybody keeps going on about whether we’re Spurs fans or Arsenal fans. We’ve got nothing against the football team. This business is our family’s future.”

“People have been threatening us, we’ve had bomb threats, we’ve had people saying they’ll come and get us at night. We’ve had people calling us greedy, and saying they hope my children are visiting food banks and starving.

“The police are dealing with it. Nobody has yet come and said it to my face but it’s a matter of time. Someone has threatened to burn down our building.

“If you get a few idiots who want to be heroes – why should we have to go through that? It’s just nuts how people take a football club so seriously.

“It’s an emotional time for us. We’ve got children and grandchildren. My Dad has 14 grandchildren. We’re a big family and we live off the company. When people threaten our family, it’s not nice.”