Eighth-tier side Marine said on Thursday it is selling virtual tickets for its third round FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur in a bid to raise vital funds after the match was moved behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marine landed a dream clash against the Premier League club in what would have been a lucrative fixture on January 10, with the lower division side looking to have 500 fans attending the game.
But with the Merseyside region being placed into Tier 3 of Britain’s COVID-19 restrictions, the game must now be played behind closed doors, resulting in around 100,000 pounds ($136,440) in lost revenue.
To make matters worse, the club said a sponsor was also pulling out of an advertising package worth 20,000 pounds with fans no longer welcome at Rossett Park.
“A club like Marine lives for this type of FA Cup run that can make or break the club’s future,” it…