Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been praised by Spurs legend Graham Roberts, as well as plenty of fans and neutrals, for buying the sponsorship for next season’s Leyton Orient kit and donating it to charitable causes.
Kane made his professional debut with the East London club in 2011, joining from Spurs on a half-season loan during the 2010-11 season, and scored five goals in 18 appearances.
Since then, the 26-year-old – who was born and bred just a few miles from Orient’s Brisbane Road stadium – has risen to the very top of the game with Spurs and England, via three more loan spells, with Millwall, Norwich and Leicester.
Kane hasn’t forgotten his roots, however, and on Thursday, Orient confirmed the deal, with the player also discussing it on his own Twitter account.
Rather than feature any personal projects, Kane has instead donated the shirt sponsorship to three separate cause.
The home shirt features a thank you message to frontline workers, the away shirt is for Haven House Children’s Hospice, and the third shirt has been donated to Mind, the mental health charity.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 14, 2020
A very altruistic move from Kane, and many plaudits came his way:
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) May 14, 2020
You’re the best
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) May 14, 2020
So proud to have you represent our club and country 💙🤍
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) May 14, 2020
Imagine not being absolute obsessed with this man. Proud is an understatement. #COYS
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) May 14, 2020
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) May 14, 2020
— Craig David (@CraigDavid) May 14, 2020
Great stuff Harry! 👏
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) May 14, 2020