London, May 15 (IANS) Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane has been unveiled as the shirt sponsor for English League Two side Leyton Orient for the 2020/21 football season.
The 26-year-old spent five months on loan at the London side — who play in England’s fourth tier of football — when he was a teenager, scoring five goals in 18 appearances, including his first goal as a professional player, reports Xinhua news agency.
“I was born and brought up only at a couple of miles from the stadium and I am really happy to have the opportunity to give back to the club that gave me my first professional start,” explained Kane.
The front of the shirts feature a message of thanks for the nation’s health workers, and 10 per cent of all sales will go to charities.
“This also gives me a platform to be able to say a big thank you to the many frontline heroes and charities out there who provide care and support during these challenging times,” said the striker.
There is still no return date for football in England after it was halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Orient chief executive Danny Macklin said the club “wanted to say thank you for the exceptional hard work and dedication of the frontline heroes during this pandemic and also bring attention to the other charities out there who have all suffering financial loss.”
“We are in uncertain and worrying times across the world but thanks to their efforts we will get through this together.”
“Thank you, Harry, for your amazing support and generosity — you are a true role model for the modern game,” said Macklin.