Why were Tottenham wearing different shirt sponsors against Leicester?

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Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs side wore shirts promoting China Youth Football Development on Saturday.

For their match with Leicester City on Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur were sporting changed home shirts that promoted the China Youth Football Development programme, which principal partner AIA are involved with.

It was part of a scheme that seeks to promote sporting participation and an interest in health and wellbeing across the Asia-Pacific region.

The shirts will now be auctioned off in order to raise money for disadvantaged youth across China.

Earlier in the week, two girls were invited to London from their village in Guangdong to take part in training sessions with Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen, as well as other girls their age, at Tottenham's training complex in Enfield.

The Danish international spoke to the Spurs website about the initiative, saying: “Football is a global game and it is incredible that a Club like ours can have a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate, not only within North London but also on the other side of the world.

“It was great to meet the two young girls from China - they taught Nacer and I a little of their language and even invited us to their village, which was nice of them!”

The pair were also mascots for the game with the Foxes, which was notable as the scene of Harry Kane's first Premier League hat-trick, and was a welcome win after last weekend's loss to Manchester United.

AIA took over absolute sponsorship of Spurs this season after sharing responsibilities with Hewlett Packard the year before.

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