Two Tottenham Hotspur fans travelled 31 hours from the United States to watch Spurs play Burnley – only for the match to be postponed just under an hour before kick-off
With fellow Tottenham fans sharing their sympathies to the Texas-based couple, England captain Kane was alerted to their tribulation and made a classy gesture.
“For your commitment and to make up for the match being called off I’d like to invite you to a home game as my guest when you’re next in London.”
Kane’s tweet was a reply to one of the unlucky duo, who had tweeted on Saturday night: “Dallas to London to Burnley (almost there).
“31 hours – no sleep – fueled by coffee, cheese crackers and more coffee. Frigid temps and snow predicted for match day.
“The things we do when you love your club.”
And they were grateful of the 29-year-old’s kind offer, responding: “Cheers Harry and not necessary at all, but we would enjoy taking you up on the offer.
“Thank you and to all Spurs (and other football fans) who have reached out. Amazing really. Tottenham ‘Til I Die and as always, Come on you Spurs.”
The Texas-based duo were not the only ones hoping for the match to be on either, as “disappointed” Burnley boss Sean Dyche lamented to Sky Sports : “We were ready for the game and I’m sure they were as well.
“A lot of people have worked very hard here over the last couple of hours but the pitch just continues to recover every time they clear it. Our goalkeepers have just gone out to warm up and the ball’s collecting snow.
“The referee explained the safety angle as well, so I think they’ve just made as early a decision as possible.
“The ref said we’d have to keep stopping to clear the lines. And of course, there is the safety angle, so I think it’s a joint decision from everyone concerned.
“I made it clear – if it could be played, we wanted it played, as did their manager [ Antonio Conte ]. A joint decision was made eventually and I can’t see how it could go ahead with the way the pitch is.”
Meanwhile, Conte labelled it “impossible” for the game to be played.
“You can see, 10 minutes ago they tried to cut off the snow, and now it’s worse than before,” the newly-appointed Spurs boss said.
“We want to play football and have great fun, but I think in this situation it is impossible.”