After taking weeks to reverse their decision to claim government benefits to pay their staff, Spurs are continuing to show their class by discounting vitamins to encourage people to boost their immune systems amid the current pandemic despite zero evidence that any supplement can prevent or cure the disease at present.
Yes, while Arsenal get ready to become the first club to announce a 12.5% pay cut for players, have committed to paying all their staff in full – and the matchday casuals to which they have no obligation, Spurs are seeing how best they can make money out of the crisis.
According to the Daily Mail, “Tottenham sent all season-ticket holders an email earlier this week with an offer of 20 per cent off vitamins and supplements from their official supplier, Healthspan, along with the claim that their products would ‘boost immunity’.”
It’s clear what they are trying to do here. They are trying to boost sales of something using the pandemic as a fear-drive and, quite frankly, its despicable.
“With the 2019 coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially important to understand that no supplement, diet, or other lifestyle modification other than physical distancing, also known as social distancing, and proper hygiene practices can protect you from COVID-19,” writes Healthline.
“While physicians and researchers are studying the effects of high dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C on the new coronavirus, no supplement, including vitamin C, can prevent or treat COVID-19.”
Of course, Spurs don’t say they want you to buy their vitamins to help cure Covid, but we all know what their implied message is here.
Shame on you Spurs, once again.