In Spurs’ last FA Cup match against Wycombe Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur players walked out onto the field wearing custom Spurs warm-up shirts reading “MASON 8” in support of injured former player Ryan Mason. Now these shirts are being auctioned off for a good cause.
Mason, a Tottenham academy graduate who was sold to Hull City at the end of the summer transfer window, was seriously injured after a head to head collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in a match. Mason cracked his skull on the play, was hospitalized, and subsequently received a great deal of support from not only Hull fans but also Spurs supporters and his former teammates.
Thankfully, Mason is expected to make a full recovery.
Proceeds from the sale of the warm-up shirts, which were signed by Mason and are being auctioned off on Ebay, will benefit Headway, a charitable organization that supports people who are affected by serious head injury. This charity was apparently chosen by Ryan out of gratitude for the support he has received.
Football tends to take care of their own, as we saw a number of years ago with Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed on the White Hart Lane pitch after suffering a heart attack in 2012. It’s great to see two fan bases unite behind a good cause and to support a player like Ryan.
If you wish to make a bid for one of these shirts, the auctions will end on Wednesday.