Leyton Orient thank Spurs fans for helping to raise over £20k after game was called off

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Leyton Orient have thanked Spurs fans for doing their part to help raise funds for the club after their Carabao Cup clash was called off.

Spurs were set to travel to Brisbane Road for the Third Round match on Tuesday but the match could not go ahead following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at Orient.

Rules state that a club must forfeit the tie if they cannot play the game due to positive cases but Orient chairman Nigel Travis has claimed that the club have had discussions regarding rescheduling the third round fixture (Evening Standard).

The possible cancellation of the game would mean a significant loss in TV revenue for the League Two side who are already reeling due to the effects of the pandemic.

Some Spurs fans thus decided to do their part to help the club by donating O’s kits through the club’s official website to children at Whipps’ Cross Hospital.

The club confirmed that they had raised over £20k in a matter of 24 hours owing to Tottenham fans’ generosity.

Spurs Web Opinion

This is a brilliant gesture and one that makes me proud to be a Spurs fan. Premier League clubs have a big responsibility to help out lower league teams navigate the difficult financial climate post-COVID. Fans also have to do their part in this and hopefully, this gesture can encourage fans of other clubs to do the same.

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