Tottenham make elegant gesture to fans after Premier League clash with Burnley postponed

Tottenham are offering fans a free coach trip to their revamped Premier League fixture with Burnley, the north London club have confirmed.

Spurs were due to face the Clarets on Sunday afternoon, but less than an hour before kick-off the game at Turf Moor was called off due to inclement weather conditions.

Turf Moor’s pitch was covered in snow and despite the best efforts of Burnley’s staff, they were unable to make it playable for the clash.

Now Tottenham have confirmed that fans traveling to Burnley for the revamped game will be able to do so on the coach for free.

A club statement on Monday afternoon read: “Following the postponement of yesterday’s Premier League match at Turf Moor, the Club can confirm that tickets for the match will remain valid for the revamped match.

“Fans are advised to keep their original match tickets if possible, including those who had already entered the stadium yesterday as these tickets will be reactivated.

“As a sign of goodwill, we are also happy to confirm that the Club will be offering free coach trips for supporters attending the revamped match.

“We will reimburse any supporter who requests it, but please note that you will need to return your original ticket to us.

Harry Kane and the Tottenham squad arrive at Turf Moor minutes before the match was postponed due to heavy snowfall at Turf Moor

“We will then offer your ticket to the other contestants for the reorganized match, in accordance with our ticketing point system. We therefore advise supporters not to request a refund before the date of the reorganized match is announced.

“Full details will be communicated to supporters once the match is rescheduled, including further details for those who were to collect their tickets at the Turf Moor box office yesterday.

“We would like to thank the supporters who made the long journey back to Burnley in difficult conditions yesterday and hope you all made it home safe and sound. Your incredible support is appreciated by everyone at the Club.”

Unsurprisingly, Tottenham fans were disappointed with the cancellation of the game – as were manager Antonio Conte, but the Spurs boss insisted the decision to postpone was the right one.

Conte said: “It’s really disappointing, we had prepared for the game, we had traveled but at the same time I think they made the best decision, the right decision to save the day for the players, to the fans, for everyone.

“There is a bit of a disappointment, but the decision was the right one. You can see that 10 minutes ago (10 minutes ago) they tried to clear the snow and now it’s worse than before. Under these conditions, it is not football.

“I want to play football, I want to have fans, to play, to give emotion and I think that in this type of situation it is impossible and there is a serious risk for the players to get injured.

“Tomorrow we will have a training session and now we have to go back to London to prepare for two important games against Brentford and against Norwich.”

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