“The ground staff worked as hard as they could,” Peter Bankes, the referee for the game, said when explaining the decision, per the Telegraph. “The best thing to do was to call the game off – which we did after speaking to both managers.
“There was going to be an opportunity to stop the game every 15 minutes but both managers were in agreement that the spectacle wouldn’t have been very good.”
The decision would have been a frustrating one for Spurs fans who made the five-hour trip up from London for the game.
But you’d forgive one Spurs fan in particularly for being absolutely livid after the decision to call off the game was made.
Twitter user @SaxyKeN17 made the trip from Dallas to Burnley for the match. The 4,600 mile journey took him 31 hours.
Ahead of the game the fan wrote: “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 @SpursOfficial #coys #thfc #snowmatch.”
Despite the effort to get to a game that didn’t go ahead, the Spurs supporter appeared to be in good spirits.
The fan wrote: “Appreciate all the love but make no mistake. Hanging with some outstanding mates….THIS is what footballs all about #becausefootball #coys”.
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Harry Kane has now offered the fan to be his guest when he next makes the trip to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He wrote: “Just been sent this tweet and absolutely gutted for you! 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.”
A classy move. The fan may have been annoyed the game got called off, but they probably aren’t now.