Just a matter of hours after bagging a penalty in a 2-0 win against his former side yesterday, Andros Townsend took to Twitter to defend his actions of not celebrating against the Lilywhites. One fan questioned him for not celebrating his goal, to which the 27-year-old had the perfect response, and put a smile back on Spurs fans’ faces.
Try 93 games and being there for 16 years from the age of 8 till 24…. it’s called a bit of respect to the club that made me mate https://t.co/JkVQsPv93m
— Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) 27 January 2019
The England international with 13 caps to his name made it clear that he didn’t celebrate out of respect for the club that made him even though he failed to lock up 100 appearances for them. His appearance tally is hardly relevant here though, as for the winger, Spurs will always be his home having been there from the age of 8 right through to when he left at 24.
The Lilywhites would love to have more players like Townsend coming through, as the winger is a perfect example of what the Lilywhites are all about. Daring to do on the pitch, and being clearly respectful for the club and what it stands for off of it. It’s fair to say that Townsend will always be welcome back in North London, and it’s hard for any Spurs fan to think negatively of him.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Townsend here:
Top lad Andros. Terrible result for us today but appreciated that gesture. Still one of us! #COYS
— Lara (@laazarini7) 27 January 2019
Thank you Andros, forever one of us! #COYS
— Tottenham Funnies (@SpursFunnies) January 27, 2019
Love you boss
— Matt (@ffsEriksen) 27 January 2019
— LP (@thfclp) 27 January 2019
Classy I rate that Townsend. Fair play mate
— Hols (@HollieAgombar) January 27, 2019
Hope you go on to lift the cup Andros.
— KIERAN SPURSLIFE (@gloryglorythfc1) January 27, 2019
Once and always Andros
— COYS NEWS (@Coys_News) 27 January 2019
Well played today Andros and what a pro u are. Always be welcome at the Lane
— Deano (@deano311984) January 27, 2019
Respect Andros. You are still missed and your goal celebration was proof that you have class. All the best with the next round and season. #COYS
— Martin no like cheese (@wildy412) January 27, 2019
The Lilywhites will always look at Townsend as one of their own and would love to have him back at the club in some capacity one day.
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