Ottenham striker Harry Kane softened the blow for two fans who traveled 31 hours for yesterday’s postponed game against Burnley by offering them the chance to be his guest in a home game.
Ken and Brandi Saxton made the mammoth trip from Dallas in the United States to Turf Moor via London, only to have the match canceled less than an hour before kick-off due to snow.
A tweet from Ken describing the trip has gone viral, with several sympathetic Spurs fans offering tickets to Thursday’s home game against Brentford instead.
It was Kane, however, whose response is likely to have made the trip somewhere close to worth it as he wrote, “Just got this tweet and absolutely emptied for you! For your commitment and for make up for the cancellation of the match, I would like to invite you to a home match as a guest on your next visit to London ”.
Many fans criticized the timing of the decision to call the game, which came so late that both teams announced their proposed starting XI.
However, new Spurs boss Antonio Conte has insisted the right decision has been made.
“A big disappointment because we were ready to play and prepared for the game and all the trips,” Conte said afterwards.
“But at the same time, I think the Premier League made the right decision to save the day for the players and the fans. For everyone. It’s disappointing but the decision was right.
“Ten minutes before the snow is worse than before and in these conditions it’s not football. I want to play football, I want to play. In this kind of situation, it is impossible. There is a serious risk of injury and it is not good.