Fans across the world join forces for young Phoebe
11 October 2018|Tottenham Hotspur
Official Supporters’ Clubs from around the world have joined forces to find a missing scarf for a 10-year-old fan.
Phoebe McGrath from Tetbury in Gloucestershire was devastated when she got home from the Fulham game in August and realised that she had lost her lucky Spurs scarf. In a desperate attempt to find it, her father Peter decided to put a message on Twitter asking if anyone had seen the scarf.
Peter said: “Phoebe had worn the scarf to every Spurs game for the last four years, so I knew how much it meant to her. She was so upset when we got home that I knew I had to try and find it for her. I was amazed when my tweet was shared hundreds of times and we were inundated with messages from Supporters’ Clubs and fans from all over the world offering to help.”
Austin Spurs offered their support after seeing Peter’s tweet. As well as sending her a scarf and t-shirt from their club, they contacted other Supporters’ Clubs across America asking if they could help and consequently Milwaukee, Nashville, Omaha, San Diego, Washington DC and Tuscon Spurs all sent their club scarfs to Phoebe.
Phoebe and her father also received messages of support from fans from Australia, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, Brazil, Malaysia and the UK.
The Club has arranged for a special edition replica scarf of the original one she had to be manufactured especially for her.
Phoebe said: “Nothing will replace my original lucky scarf, but it’s been really nice to have been sent so many scarves from Spurs fans all over the world. It’s amazing that Spurs have also had a new version of my original scarf made. I can now choose a different one to take to every game I go to, and each one will remind me of all the people who were so kind to me and my dad.”
We should like to thank all fans that have helped Phoebe – another great example of our global Spurs family working together for a great cause.