A lot has been said about the financial impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic on the footballing ecosystem. Clubs in lower leagues, who are reliant on matchday revenue for their existence, have been hit particularly badly (ESPN).
Tottenham striker, Harry Kane, has thus decided to do his part to help League Two side Leyton Orient, the club he made his professional debut for on-loan back in 2011.
Orient have announced on their official website that the England captain has taken their shirt sponsor for the 2020/21 season.
The club’s statement read: “It is with great pleasure to announce that Harry Kane has taken our front of shirt sponsorship for the 2020/21 season.
“With approval given from the Premier League, FA and EFL, a first of its kind deal has been agreed which the club are extremely proud of.”
The Spurs striker will not have his name on the League One team’s shirt, instead donating the sponsorship to three separate worthy causes.
The home shirt features a thank you message to frontline workers, the away shirt is for Haven House Children’s Hospice, and the third shirt has been donated to Mind, the mental health charity.
The 26-year-old took to social media to reveal his pride in being able to help out his former club.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 14, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
This really is a special gesture by Kane and shows that he is not one to forget his roots. I will never understand why the 26-year-old is as hated as he is by a section of opposition fans. The striker is a model professional both on and off the pitch and a wonderful human being.
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