Report: Swedish man wins appeal to have name officially changed to ‘Tottenham’

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Dom Le Roy

We all like to think that we are pretty committed in our devotion to our respective football teams, but one fan has gone to extreme lengths that most of us wouldn’t even think of.

David Lind, a Spurs fan from Sweden, has won an appeal to have his surname officially changed to ‘Tottenham’, according to ESPN.

Lind was reportedly one of three winners in a competition that was open to people who wanted to change their name to the team they supported.

He was denied the right to change it after he sent an application to the authority Skatteverket, initially leaving him disappointed.

However, the story has a happy ending, as he has now won an appeal and successfully changed his name to his favourite club.

Lind admitted that he had been waiting for this day for a long time and couldn’t hide his delight at getting the appeal overturned.

Speaking to Sweedish publication Expressen (as translated by ESPN), he said: “That it goes through now is almost like scoring goals in injury time.

“I’ve been waiting for it. I also know that several people have appealed and taken this further.

“I thought this day would come. But now it has taken so long that I thought they ran out of sand a little.”

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As crazy as this act is, I certainly admire David Lind’s dedication given that he seems to have fought hard to get his way on this, hopefully Tottenham go on to finally win a trophy and give his new name even more fame.

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