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Swedish superfan ready for legal battle to be called 'Tottenham'

1 22.07.2019 Инфо

M/S David Lind reading letter from Swedish tax agency, Kumla
M/S Lind reading letter from Swedish tax agency
C/U Letter
SOT, David Lind, Tottenham superfan (Swedish): "I've always loved football, ever since I was young I've supported Tottenham."
W/S Lind watching football
M/S Lind watching football
C/U Lind
SOT, David Lind, Tottenham superfan (Swedish): "It's their style of playing, I've always thought that they played offensively and good, and they always have this fighting spirit, I saw a game when I was younger, where they played really good, and I've been stuck ever since."
M/S Rejection letter
SOT, David Lind, Tottenham superfan (Swedish): "There was a competition by Svenska Spel to change your name to the football club, and I thought it would suit me perfectly because I love Tottenham, I didn't need to think too much about it."
C/U Rejection letter
SOT, David Lind, Tottenham superfan (Swedish): "They don't think that it is a Swedish name, but there are many other similar alternatives, but there was a new law in 2017 that makes it harder to change your name, but there are football clubs that people have changed their names to after 2017, so I'm going to appeal."
C/U Shirt reading: "Holsten" *CUTAWAY* *NO SOUND AT SOURCE*
SOT, David Lind, Tottenham superfan (Swedish): "There are also now people who were able to change their names to Guiseley and Neelam, and there are other examples as well, so it is really unfair that I cannot change my name to Tottenham. I'm with a lawyer right now, I'm going that route, so that I can do it right and good, because I'm going to be called Tottenham, I'll do anything I can."
C/U Tottenham logo *CUTAWAY*
SOT, David Lind, Tottenham superfan (Swedish): "The closest call me David, but at work they call me Tottenham or Totte, I want to be called Tottenham, I hope that I can get the change through."
M/S Lind holding Tottenham Hotspurs flag
SCRIPT
English football club Tottenham Hotspurs' superfan didn't lose his spirit when his request to change his name officially to 'Tottenham' was rejected by the Swedish authorities and is ready for a legal battle, as footage filmed in the Swedish city of Kumla on Sunday shows.
The fan, 39-year-old David Lind, requested the name change after winning a competition by Svenska Spel which regulates gambling market in Sweden, but the country's tax agency responded with rejection.
"They don't think that it is a Swedish name, but there are many other similar alternatives, but there was a new law in 2017 that makes it harder to change your name, but there are football clubs that people have changed their names to after 2017, so I'm going to appeal," stressed Lind. The reported reason for rejection was that the name doesn't sound Swedish.
Lind added that he has a lawyer and is "going that route, so that I can do it right and good, because I'm going to be called Tottenham, I'll do anything I can."