Burnley chairman Alan Pace invites elderly fan suffering from Parkinson’s to be his VIP guest for Spurs home clash after supporter’s plea for help to travel 40 miles to games went viral
- Alan Pace has invited an elderly fan suffering from Parkinson’s to be his guest
- Newspaper advert asking for help to travel to home matches emerged on Friday
- The advert has gone viral and the supporter will now be at the Tottenham game
Burnley chairman Alan Pace has invited an elderly supporter suffering from Parkinson’s whose newspaper advert asking for help to travel to home matches to be his VIP guest at Turf Moor.
The newspaper listing, in which the season ticket holder asks for a lift from his home in Southport to Burnley’s stadium, that emerged on Friday has gone viral with 30,000 retweets.
And having seen the advert Pace has invited the supporter to be his guest at the club’s next home game and will also give the fan a signed shirt from the players.
Alan Pace has invited an elderly supporter suffering from Parkinson’s to be his VIP guest
Pace said: ‘We are working to identify the fan who made the appeal and as soon as we have their details I would like to invite them to the boardroom before our next home game.
‘Our fans are the lifeblood of our club and our community, and we will do everything we can to help our supporters during difficult moments.
‘It’s a small gesture, but we would be delighted to welcome them to Turf Moor to be a guest of the club as soon as possible.’
Burnley are also offering to pick up the fan’s travel costs for the remaining games but a local supporter has already agreed to pay for that.
This newspaper listing emerged on Friday and has since gone viral with 30,000 retweets