LEYTON ORIENT fans were in for a slice of luck as Papa John’s delivered pizza at half-time against Newport.
The supporters were enjoying a pizza the action on Saturday when a moped suddenly appeared and whizzed along the touchline.
Needless to say, others were left feeling rather cheesed off as it made its way past them to the lucky beneficiaries.
One user on Twitter shared a video of the moped and wrote: “Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Papa John’s have delivered a pizza to someone in the stands… Games gone.”
To make matters worse, the same supporter had his view at Brisbane Road obscured… by a giant dog mascot.
He added: “Also had a dog sat in front of me for the majority of the game.. totally bizarre.”
Another added: “Heard beeping then it drove past me.. couldn’t believe my eyes.”
Nothing to see here! Just a pizza being delivered to a fan inside the stadium at Leyton Orient the other day ?? pic.twitter.com/MaiM1WmXIw— Football Stands (@TheFootyStands) January 26, 2020
But the delivery was actually part of the League Two side’s sponsorship deal with Papa John’s.
Orient opened up the EnergyMind Third Dugout the north-east corner of the stadium last year, allowing eight fans to get even closer to the action – and a bite to eat during the break.
EnergyMind is a charity dedicated to creating a positive culture around mental wellbeing in the energy industry.
Papa Johns Marketing Director, Giles Codd, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this exciting development in fan entertainment at the O’s as the official Pizza Supplier of Leyton Orient FC.
“Whilst the match result is never guaranteed, fans in the EnergyMind Third Dugout can be guaranteed of one thing… freshly-made, piping-hot pizza delivered pitch side, right to your seat.”
But in the end, even the home fans that didn’t get any pizza left happy.
That is because Leyton Orient – who renamed the West Stand the Justin Edinburgh Stand this weekend in tribute to the former manager who passed away last summer- secured a crucial win over Newport to move away from the relegation zone.
Ryan Haynes scored an own goal for the Exiles with nine minutes to go before Ruel Sotiriou earned his dough with a second in the 89th minute.
And that proved to be the winner as Jamille Matt pulled back a consolation in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
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