Tottenham hero Gary Mabbutt has called more than 3,000 vulnerable and elderly fans during the pandemic
Tottenham hero Gary Mabbutt reaches incredible milestone in his bid to call as many elderly and vulnerable fans as possible during the Covid pandemic while enduring 3,000 phone calls – started in March 2020
- The Tottenham legend called fans into seclusion and celebrated special occasions
- Mabbutt revealed he spoke to older Tottenham fans for two hours a day
- Spurs forward Son Heung-min has signed a new four-year contract with the club
- On August 15, the Spurs host Manchester City in the opening game of the Premier League
Tottenham legend and club ambassador Gary Mabbutt has made more than 3,000 calls to elderly and vulnerable Spurs fans during the ongoing Covid pandemic.
Since March last year, Mabbutt, who has played 629 games for the club in North London; has been calling daily fans who have been in isolation or celebrating special occasions.
A selection of supporters who received a call were invited to submit videos to thank the club legend for his efforts.
Gary Mabbutt (left) with fellow Tottenham legends Ossie Ardiles (center) and Ledley King
Mabbutt (left) won the FA Cup with Tottenham in 1991, playing 629 games for the club
Tottenham fan Graham Sharp said: ‘It was a real pleasure to receive Gary’s call on my 75th birthday. He was so generous with his time and I will never forget his kindness. He deserves all the respect and thanks we can give. Thank you, Gary.’
And fellow Spurs fan Ray Gates added: ‘Thank you for all the hard work you’ve done to be an ambassador for our football club. You called me in January when I was COVID positive – it was a huge boost to hear your voice and chat about the club. I hear you’ve called over 3000 fans now – great. We want to thank you for taking care of us during the pandemic.”
After watching the emotional messages Mabbutt told the Tottenham official website: “For the past 16 months, I’ve been talking to fans aged 70 to 95 for two hours a day.” This has been announced by the club ambassador.
“Just talking to someone for a few minutes a day will give you a good idea of whether they’re in a good mood or having a hard time.
Spurs forward Son Heung-min signed a new four-year deal that will keep him at the club until 2025
“After what has been a challenging year for so many, it has been incredibly rewarding to be able to bring a small sense of joy to our fans.
“It was a big surprise to see and hear some of them and I look forward to talking to many more fans in the future.”
Meanwhile, Spurs forward Son Heung-min has signed a new four-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2025.
Tottenham will host Manchester City in their opening game of the Premier League season on August 15.