Tottingham Hotspur are set to play their first home fixture on Yom Kippur for five years – despite asking the Premier League to take the significance of the date into account.
Spurs as some of you might have heard, have a sizeable Jewish following host Wolves on Yom Kippur.
A club spokesman told the Jewish News, ‘ We always put in a request for religious holidays to be avoided when arranging fixtures. We are a multi-denominational club and we always put in a request for all religious holidays to be avoided when arranging fixtures.
However, due to the sheer number of matches it is impossible to avoid fixtures falling on every date of religious importance year on year.
Fortunately it does not happen often and the last time we had a fixture on Yom Kippur which couldn’t be moved, was five years ago.
Season ticket holders unable to attend a match at White Hart Lane can make their season ticket seat available for resale to One Hotspur Members by using our Ticket Exchange Scheme, resulting in genuine fans having greater access to matchday tickets.’
Great to see THFC not failing to observe their own ancient ceremony of making a swift shekel off a secondary sale.