Tottenham fans show class as Leyton Orient deliver heartwarming update after called off match
Tottenham Hotspur fans have been digging deep to help out Leyton Orient following the called off match between the two clubs in the Carabao Cup.
The game on Tuesday night was officially called off just two hours before it was meant to kick off, following a big number of positive COVID-19 test at the League Two club, with reporting suggesting as many as 17.
Tottenham had offered to pay for tests for Orient as regular testing is not mandatory at that level of the game and the results proved it was a wise move.
However, while Orient hope to have the match rescheduled the rules of the Carabao Cup clearly state that any club unable to play a game in rounds one to four of the competitive due to positive tests must forfeit for the tie.
Full reports from Public Health England are being awaited by the EFL and there is a belief that once those are received, Orient’s fate could be sealed and Tottenham awarded the win and a home tie in the fourth round against Chelsea or Barnsley.
At a tough time financially for football clubs, the League Two outfit would miss out on a six-figure sum in television money with Sky Sports have agreed to show the game and any potential prize money, and in response Spurs fans have been looking to help out in their droves.