Leyton Orient thank Tottenham fans who help O’s club shop surpass £20,000 in sales after Carabao Cup third ro

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Tottenham fans have shown their class by purchasing over £20,000 worth of product from Leyton Orient’s club shop. The O’s look set to suffer financially after numerous positive coronavirus tests among their staff and players saw Tuesday’s televised Carabao Cup third round clash against Spurs called off. Getty Images – Getty Leyton Orient, like many lower league clubs, are fighting against the financial implications brought on by coronavirus Rules state that if a club fail to fulfil a Carabao Cup fixture then the opposition gets a bye to the next round. It means that if the match is not rearranged and televised, Leyton Orient, who play in League Two, will miss out on £150,000 revenue. Clubs are already struggling with their finances due to the coronavirus pandemic and this will be huge blow to Orient. Subsequently, Tottenham fans have been buying their merchandise to help the O’s get through this challenging time. On Twitter, Orient responded by saying: “The club shop has done over £20k of sales since yesterday morning! “No words for your generosity, Spurs fans.” 🤯 The club shop has done over £20k of sales since yesterday morning! No words for your generosity, Spurs fans 🙏 You can still donate a child’s kit to our charity partners – read more below. #LOFC #THFC https://t.co/QPuMrv3OEE — Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) September 23, 2020 Tottenham and England star Harry Kane, who had a his first taste of professional football in a loan spell at Leyton Orient in 2011, is also sponsoring the club’s shirts this season. And he admirably donated the shirt space to three separate causes, with the home shirt featuring a thank you message to frontline workers, the away shirt showing Haven House Children’s Hospice, and the third shirt donning Mind, the mental health charity. O’s chairman Nigel Travis is hoping to play their Carabao Cup tie with Spurs at a later date. On Tuesday, he told talkSPORT: “We’re going to lose £2.5million this year, also anything that can help us reduce that loss is clearly important. We are struggling so games like this have to take place. Kane showed enormous generosity by sponsoring Leyton Orient this season “We have a great relationship with Spurs, we’ve looked at their fixtures and this game can be played. “There has to be a will, because this game is worth £150,000 profit to us, so we have to play this game. Price boost Man City vs Leicester – odds and tips: Get City at 4/1 to win against the Foxes info How to watch every Premier League match on TV as league make big announcement goss Chelsea news: Rice wanted in midfield, Mendy in line for debut, Hudson-Odoi challenge exit imminent Rudiger heading for Chelsea exit as Lampard drops defender for Barnsley clash claims Remembering Bobby Duncan’s infamous Liverpool exit and agent’s scathing statement NEWS Alli stays at Spurs, West Ham owner on signings, Wolves land Semedo, Leeds deal SNUB Mourinho ‘convinced’ Alli will stay at Spurs despite PSG links, but issues challenge GOSSIP Liverpool news live: No deal for Sarr, Reds eye Koulibaly, ‘no problem’ with Thiago HOT SPURS Son, Bale and Kane move deeper – Tottenham XI with Skriniar and Milik? game on Chelsea v Barnsley commentary: Spurs could await winner of Carabao Cup tie tonight “I recognise the guidelines and we have spoken to the league about extenuating circumstances. “I can assure you, we will not be the first club facing this this year. Even Man City had a player [Ilkay Gundogan] test positive recently. “We expect this game to be played and we will campaign very strongly for this game to be played. Clubs of our size depend on games like this.” Leyton Orient chairman expects Tottenham Carabao Cup fixture to be rescheduled and still played despite imminent cancellation,
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