TOTTENHAM have donated cash raised from player fines for lockdown breaches to an NHS charity.
A whopping £100,000 was charged to Sergio Reguilon, Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso for attending a New Year’s Eve party.
Three Tottenham stars were pictured at a New Year’s Eve bash during lockdown
The gathering broke coronavirus lockdown restrictions at the height of the pandemic’s third wave.
And Spurs have used the money to help fund an initiative for health workers in North London.
On Wednesday, a club statement read: “Tottenham Hotspur can announce it has donated £100,000 to North Mid Charity, needed to deliver a ‘Thank You’ initiative for North Middlesex University Hospital’s heroic staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
“Money raised has been taken from fines the club has issued to its players that breached Covid-19 guidelines over the festive period.”
Tottenham Stadium was converted into a testing centre in the spring amid football’s shutdown.
With fans still yet to return to matches, the venue has also been offered to help the NHS with the coronavirus vaccine rollout.
Jose Mourinho spoke of his disappointment at his stars’ decision to break guidelines over the holiday period.
Reguilon in particular had, only days earlier, been gifted a £500 Spanish jamon leg as a present for spending Christmas alone during the pandemic.
And Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy spoke on Wednesday about the decision to direct player fines to local charities.
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He said: “The club always ring-fences player fine money for good causes and we can think of no better cause to donate these funds to than North Mid’s ‘Thank You’ initiative for staff.
“NHS staff across the country continue to make sacrifices and put themselves at risk every day to save lives and we hope this contribution will go some way towards providing the recognition that these heroes deserve.
“Although the circumstances in which we are able to provide the financial support required are regretful, we are pleased to know that we are able to contribute and look forward to working with North Mid on this fantastic initiative.”