Livingston have thanked fans for their unwavering support during the football shutdown, and revealed that 125 standing orders have been created since their Operating Fund was formulated.
The club created the fund last Tuesday, and fans have really come through with their support which is certainly impressive in these financially uncertain times.
Livi had to take action, with there looking to be no football for several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The game in Scotland was suspended on March 13 and clubs can no longer rely on matchday revenues, which has prompted a number of teams to call on their supporters for help.
In the update, the club branded the gestures ‘absolutely brilliant’ and ‘incredibly heartening to see’, and urged for fans to continue pledging.
Livi published what some supporters commented after setting up their subscriptions, with Gordon Leslie saying: “Livingston FC gave me one of the happiest days of my life on the 14th of March 2004. Anything that helps the Club through this difficult time is well worth it.”
🆕| An update on how the Operating Fund is coming along – with some quotes from a few who have already signed up! 👍🏻
— Livingston FC (@LiviFCOfficial) March 29, 2020
Ross McAuley added: “I joined because I’ve loved following Livi for the last 25 years. Sometimes just going to the games has taken my mind off stuff and got me through some tough times. Now I want to help out to make sure it’s still there for me after this is over.”
There a few loves stronger than that of a fan’s love for their football team, and it would appear that for a lot of people, even when times are particularly challenging that just doesn’t diminish.
Hopefully this exercise can help the Premiership side keep their head above water for when the game is ready to resume – whenever that may be.