Harry Kane Announces Brilliant Charitable Leyton Orient Shirt Sponsorship Deal for Next Season

We can't have been the only ones to have had a mini heart attack when we saw Harry Kane holding up a Leyton Orient shirt on social media this afternoon right?

Luckily - or unluckily if you're an Os fan - the England captain has not in fact signed for the League Two side but he will be sponsoring their kit during the 2020/21 campaign.

"Huh? So, Orient players kits are just going to have a photo of Kane on their chests next season? That's a bit weird."

Yes that would be weird, you're right. Luckily - or unluckily if you're a fan of the 26-year-old's face - Kane has opted to display the logos of some fantastic charities instead. Phew.

The striker announced the news via his Twitter account earlier today and revealed his pride at the sponsorship deal in comments published on the Orient website.

“I was born and brought up only at a couple of miles from the stadium and I am really happy to have the opportunity to give back to the club that gave me my first professional start,” said Kane on the sponsorship.

“This also gives me a platform to be able to say a big thank you to the many frontline heroes and charities out there who provide care and support during these challenging times.”

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Kane went out on loan to the east London club during the 2010/2011 season, making 18 appearances and scoring five goals.

Orient's home kit will feature a thank message to the NHS staff who are working tirelessly throughout the current COVID-19 crisis, while the away and alternate strip will display the logos of Mind and Havan House respectively.

The former provides mental support while Havan House is a children's hospice located in Woodford Green. The club have announced that 10% of proceeds from each shirt sale will be donated to the corresponding charity.

Source : 90min