Riley, also on Countdown, dropped her position as co-host of Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football, which she anchored with Jeff Stelling.
Riley caused a last month after title hopefuls Spurs’ dream of winning the Premier League were once again dashed.
She said on screen: “It’s deja vu for Spurs isn’t it, a proper bottle job.”
According to the Birmingham Mail, Tottenham were not happy with the comment with a source reportedly saying: “It was made clear that Spurs weren’t happy at all.”
Riley later responded to the criticism, saying: “Personal abuse is hideous. For the record I didn’t say Spurs are bottle jobs but tonight’s game was a test of nerve. I said the game was a bottle job.
“Not the same as calling the team bottle jobs as is being circulated.”
A Sky Sports source said: “At the end of the season she contacted the head of football, saying she felt it wasn’t right to be part of that programme. This was something she was considering in advance of the West Ham-Spurs match.”
Gary Neville who is one of the the Sky Sports pundits has dropped his own opinion concerning the issue, taking the side of the presenter.