Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has agreed to sponsor cash-strapped eighth-tier side Marine in their FA Cup third round tie at home to Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
Marine’s hopes of generating much-needed revenue through the turnstiles were dashed when the Merseyside region was placed into Tier 3 of Britain’s COVID-19 restrictions, forcing Sunday’s game to be played without supporters at the stadium.
The club planned to welcome 500 fans for the match but are now staring at 100,000 pounds ($136,270) in lost revenue while a sponsor also pulled out of an advertising package worth 20,000 pounds when the game went behind closed doors.
But TV pundit Carragher will now sponsor Marine’s dugouts and pre-match warm up tops through his JC23 Foundation charity.
“We are indebted to Jamie and the JC23 Foundation for…