Harry Kane offers to host Tottenham fans who travelled 31 hours from Dallas for postponed Burnley clash

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane has softened the blow for two fans who travelled 31 hours to yesterday’s postponed match against Burnley by offering them the chance to be his guest at a home fixture.

Ken and Brandi Saxton made the mammoth trip from Dallas in the US to Turf Moor via London, only for the match to be called off less than an hour before kick-off because of snow.

A tweet from Ken describing the journey went viral, with several sympathetic Spurs fans offering up tickets to Thursday’s home game against Brentford instead.

It was Kane, however, whose reply is likely to have made the trip somewhere close to worthwhile as he wrote: “Just been sent this tweet and absolutely gutted for you! For your commitment and to make up for the match being called off I’d like to invite you to a home game as my guest when you’re next in London”.

Watch: Burnley's Premier League clash against Tottenham called off as Turf Moor covered in snow

Many fans were critical of the timing of the decision to call off the game, which came so late that both teams had announced their proposed starting XIs.

However, new Spurs boss Antonio Conte insisted the right call had been made. 

“A big disappointment because we were ready to play and we prepared for the game, and all the travel,” Conte said afterwards.

“But at same time I think the Premier League made the right decision to save the situation for the players and the fans. For everybody. It’s disappointing but the decision was right.

“Ten minutes before the snow is worse than it was before and in this condition, it’s not football. I want to play football, I want to play. In this type of situation it’s impossible. There’s serious risk of injury and this is not good.

Watch: Storm Arwen brings snow to parts of UK

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