Tottenham show a touch of class with Navy shirt gesture amid FA Cup coronavirus rules


Tottenham showed a touch of class after their comfortable FA Cup win over Marine.

Jose Mourinho’s men beat the Eighth Division side 5-0 on Sunday night to advance to the fourth round, with Carlos Vinicius scoring a hat-trick while Lucas Moura also scored and Alfie Devine became the club’s youngest player and goalscorer after having left the club. bench.

Equality was a dream come true for Marine, who had done well to reach this stage of the competition, most recently upsetting Colchester United and Havant and Waterlooville.

Fans were not allowed into Rossett Park for the draw with Great Britain under a “stay at home” order.

But Marine fans lined the streets to welcome their team ahead of the game and some cheered from the highlights outside the stadium, with many seeing the game from the houses surrounding the ground.

The lack of fans was a real disappointment for Marine whose fans don’t often get to see players like Tottenham’s kind, but it wasn’t the only thing the non-league club missed.

When lower league clubs face off against big clubs like in this tie, players – who are often part-time – are eager to swap jerseys with their superstar opponents.

But due to coronavirus regulations in competitions, players have been banned from swapping jerseys with their opponents after the game.

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Fortunately, however, the Spurs came prepared and showed their class by bringing with them new shirts to give to the Navy in commemoration of the occasion.

The club confirmed on Twitter: “Players cannot exchange jerseys after the game due to COVID protocols, so we have provided @MarineAFC with a whole set of fresh match jerseys in remembrance of today’s historic game. . “

Brilliant from Spurs.

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