To celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States this Thursday, the Premier League displayed its gratitude for the support of fans across the nation by giving them some tasty traditional gifts.
As a way of thanking those who spend the early hours of their weekend mornings cheering on their favourite PL clubs, the Premier League's US social account @PLinUSA surprised 1,000 fans with two Thanksgiving treats: an American pumpkin pie to eat on the holiday, and a traditional English savoury pie to enjoy while watching the Premier League matches on NBC Sports this weekend.
First off, NBC Sports' Premier League anchor Rebecca Lowe gave fans a taste of what was in store.
On Thanksgiving week, we're thankful for you: the American #PL fan.— Premier League USA (@PLinUSA) November 23, 2020
As a token of our appreciation, we're sending out gifts to 1,000 fans in 🇺🇸 for the holidays 🙌
Keep your 👀s peeled...#MyPLThanksgiving pic.twitter.com/W5sZNrVC87
The fans of each of the 20 clubs were nominated by supporters groups across the country or selected in random giveaways.
This Thanksgiving, we're thankful for you - the American Premier League fan.— Premier League USA (@PLinUSA) November 25, 2020
So we've surprised 1,000 fans across 🇺🇸 with both American and British pies, as our way of thanking you for your unwavering support all year long 🙌#MyPLThanksgiving pic.twitter.com/XD75tDmrMF
And the pies were dispatched to land on doorsteps of homes from the East and the West Coasts.
And the fans were happy to share their surprise and delight as the pies arrived throughout the week.
Other Stateside fans took the opportunity to show off their tasty treats too.
What a wonderful Thanksgiving surprise from the @PLinUSA and @NBCSportsSoccer Thank you so much!— Philip ❌ (@whos_phillytodd) November 26, 2020
Shout out to @CPFCSF, @holmesdaleUSA and @CPFC_SoCal for their involvement in growing the Palace fan base in the USA!
Up the Palace! 🦅 🔴🔵⚽#MyPLThanksgiving #CPFC #CPFCSF pic.twitter.com/RahnZ0pFW6
Check out #MyPLThanksgiving for more messages from lucky fans.