In just their second home game of the season under Andre Villas-Boas, Spurs were booed off the pitch. They didn't even lose.
While booing your own players is an unforgivable sin, it was a clear reflection of just how poor the team were against Chris Hughton's courageous Canaries.
Devoid of cohesion, confidence and attacking threat, Tottenham barely introduced themselves to Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy in the opening 45 minutes, while his opposite number Brad Friedel, who had already seen has crossbar rattled by Russell Martin, had to be at his best to keep out Robert Snodgrass.
Loud boos from a minority of the 36,000 home supporters prompted Villas-Boas into making a much-needed change at half-time with £15million Deadline Day acquisition Moussa Dembele replacing the unfortunate Sandro.
Defensive midfield duo Sandro and Jake Livermore were both deployed in a starting 4-2-3-1 formation that is designed primarily to counter-attack. Perfect for Inter Milan away, less so Norwich at home.
The craft and vision of a Luka Modric may have been just what Spurs needed to unlock a well-organised Norwich defence (and I don't write that very often), however with the Croatian no longer around to answer Spurs' call, AVB turned to Dembele.
His impact was instant, robbing a dozing Jonny Howson on the edge of the Norwich box, feeding Jermain Defoe and rifling the return pass into the bottom corner with his left foot to put Spurs ahead.
The new era had begun, or so it seemed...
With his side ahead and beginning to boss the game for the first time, Villas-Boas looked unsure whether to stick or twist. On 81 minutes he twisted, replacing Defoe with Tom Huddlestone and reverting back to 4-2-3-1.
On 85 minutes Norwich equalised. The impressive Snodgrass firing in on the turn to send the away fans into delirium. It was the least they deserved.
Despite the late leveller it was the men from East Anglia who left White Hart Lane the most aggrieved they had not claimed all three points. For the second season in a row, they had out fought and out passed Spurs' superstars on their home patch.
AVB already has some big decisions to make and quickly needs to put his own stamp on a team who at present look anything but Champions League material. This, of course, takes time but will he get it? Spurs are a football club not renowned for their patience - as six managers in the last decade illustrates.
In terms of individual quality, Spurs are up there with the best.
In Jan Vertonghen, AVB has a central defender worth every penny of his £10million transfer fee and alongside William Gallas, Kyle Walker and Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Spurs have one of the quickest and most assured backlines around.
The attacking prowess is there for all to see too, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon boasting formidable pace down the flanks and Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor proven Premier League assassins.
But it is the attacking midfield which poses the biggest headache with Gylfi Sigurdsson, Dembele and now Clint Dempsey seemingly all vying for the same position. More of a fuzzy head than a full blown migraine.
The international break is probably just what Tottenham need right now after their worst start to a league season in four years.
AVB said after the Norwich stalemate that 'hard work' will result in an upturn in form. He will have to play his part tactically though and defeat by Reading in his next match will see the pressure mount even more.
He might even start to hear those three dreaded words: "Bring, back 'Arry".