I’m not totally sure Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea fans focus, for their London derby in the Premier League on September 19th, will be on global warming, but both clubs will be!
Most fans will be looking at the table, as both clubs are pushing, early on, for the top honours along with Liverpool and the Manchester giants of United and City. Plenty of odds for sports betting UK on the clash of the Londoners, and on the title odds. However, whilst fans think of the match, they are also being asked to think of the environment.
It appears the match, to be played at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, already named The Premier League’s greenest club is looking to make it the first net zero carbon neutral match, in an initiative apparently backed by the Government.
Spurs have worked hard on their new stadium to make it as environmentally friendly as possible with a statement of intent on their website.
Recycle any waste products generated across the Club where possible and increase waste diversion away from landfill
Reduce our single-use plastic footprint with the aim of eliminating its use across Club operations, seeking to source more environmentally sustainable materials where possible
Educate and inspire young people in our communities through the work of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
Promote alternative forms of transport for fans and staff to and from the stadium and Training Centre that have a reduced impact on the environment
Identify locally and sustainably sourced food options to cater for various dietary requirements, including plant-based food options, at our stadium
And now they are looking to go one step further encouraging all fans to go vegan for the day as one measure, according to the report on BBC I am really not sure how this is going to go down if I am honest. Yes, we all need to do our bit, but surely the direction of travel has to come from big companies and the Government, as opposed to preaching to the fans, in an important match, where fans want to meet friends, have some fun, and forget about ‘normal life’ for 90 minutes?
Chairman Daniel Levy said Spurs are delighted to be part of “this ground-breaking initiative that will demonstrate the role our game can play in addressing the urgent issue of climate change”.
So there you go fans, you need to arrive on public transport, walk, or cycle to the ground. Both teams will arrive in coaches powered by biofuel. Coaches full of players who will have jetted back from their far flung homes and global holiday destinations pre-season!
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