With football amiss from all of our TV screens and in the stadiums, a new superstar is being born out of Newcastle – and he goes by the name of Planet Toast.
Whether people will be walking around with Toast on the back of their Newcastle shirts next season might be a stretch too far, but in these uncertain times, he is providing some with their much-needed football fix.
Professional football within England has been suspended until April 30 at the earliest, so with that in mind, Leyton Orient took the initiative to start their own virtual tournament on FIFA.
Dubbed the “Quaranteam Cup”, the tournament began with 128 teams from all over the world entered – but now only 32 remain.
@PlanetToast1, Newcastle’s own e-sports Fifa player, has managed to beat Gillingham 3-0 in the first round, and now he has gone onto beat four-time World Champion Bruce Grannec, who was representing French side Nantes.
Do you care about this tournament?
Sure, it's a good distraction
Not at all, get football back
Newcastle managed to win 1-0, which means they are in the draw for the third round.
Lots of fans were delighted with the man’s efforts, and they responded to the player’s tweet about getting through to the next round, with one fan even jokingly suggesting an “open-top parade” if they go all the way.
Here are some of the replies below…
— flynn (@nufcflynn) March 25, 2020
Tournament favourite with a performance like that keep it up 👍
— Adam Pearson (@MikeAshleyFan12) March 25, 2020
your the goat and no one will change my mind
— Leon Bell (@leoncb7) March 25, 2020
Well done pal! Giving us all some much needed entertainment
— Mark Dobson (@markdobson) March 25, 2020
Open top parade when the virus does one 🏆
— Adam Tones (@adamtones) March 25, 2020
i can see a champion here good luck bud
— gary dixon (@montyreds) March 26, 2020
Big Congrats. 👍👍👍
— Alan Harvey (@AlanHar13362529) March 26, 2020