Huddersfield defender makes £8,000 Christmas gesture to fans

Huddersfield Town defender Mathias Jorgensen has done his bit to spread the Christmas cheer by offering supporters a free drink.

The Denmark international, who arrived from FC Copenhagen in the summer, has promised every fan who travels away to Southampton on Saturday a Christmas drink.

The Terriers will embark on the 472-mile round looking to follow up their impressive 4-1 win at Watford on Saturday, and Jorgensen wants to thank the fans for their support.

Jorgensen, 27, who is known as Zanka after the Cool Runnings character, wrote on Twitter: “I hope you like the gift. Zanka Claus is coming to Town!”

In a video message, he added: “Your support this year has been truly amazing, so I thought I would think up something special for those of you travelling to Southampton this weekend.”

According to the BBC, the gesture could cost the Denmark international more than £8,000 due to the Terriers’ 2,596 allocation.

Fans will collect a token upon entry to St Mary’s and redeem the drink at Huddersfield’s next home match on Boxing Day against Stoke.