Date: 26th March 2020 at 7:00pm
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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

Sure, it's a good distraction

Not at all, get football back

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.

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