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Hyde United put on a virtual matchday package to help fund the club

Hyde United put on a virtual matchday package to help fund the club in any way they can during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nothern Premier League side are selling ‘virtual pies’ and ‘virtual chip buttys’ as they call on fans to support them financially during the tough times football is enduring with it suspended.

The idea came about when their home fixture against Radcliffe was postponed on the 21st of March. On their club website, Hyde announced: “Due to the suspension of the league games for the foreseeable future the football club are asking for your help.

“With the loss of matchday income and cancellation of block bookings on the 3G pitch we find ourselves in a fight to cover the the costs of running the football club throughout the suspension.

“We are launching a virtual matchday package where fans can purchase virtual tickets, programmes, food etc. Any donations, no matter how big or small, will go into the running of the football club.

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“The items range from matchday tickets to the legendary Judith’s soup!

“Please support us with what you can afford during this difficult time and we hope to see you all at Ewen Fields Stadium again this season.”

The match against Radcliffe was played out on Pro Evolution Soccer and finished 1-0 to Hyde United, who put on a virtual matchday package ended up raising them over £2,000.

They have even had their unique story featured and read out on Sky Sports News and BBC Radio 5 Live, as can be seen in the video below…

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