Mason made his first return to Tottenham Hotspur with Hull City on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur fans have responded in numbers to Ryan Mason’s message to them following his first return to White Hart Lane as an opposition player.
Mason, one of four ex-Spurs players currently on Hull City’s books, returned to the ground he left in August as a 66th minute substitute on Wednesday evening and was given a rapturous reception by those in the home end.
The midfielder was unable to alter the outcome of the game, however, which ended 3-0 to Tottenham, with the final goal being scored by Victor Wanyama seven minutes after Mason’s introduction.
Despite this, it was a special occasion for the Spurs Lodge product, who tweeted afterwards: “Thank you for the amazing reception last night, really means a lot to me and my family. Will always love the club.”
Thank you for the amazing reception last night, really means a lot to me and my family. Will always love the club— Ryan Mason (@RyanMason) 15 December 2016
The Enfield native, who grew up a Spurs fan, made his debut for the club all the way back in November 2008, aged 17.
He went on to make another 69 appearances for the Lilywhites, having been restored to favour following Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival, and was capped once by England while on the books at White Hart Lane.
Mason’s contribution, perhaps unsurprisingly, did not go unnoticed:
@RyanMason Belted your name out, mate x— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) 15 December 2016
@RyanMason one of our own mate, always will be— The Mighty A THFC (@Aladdin_Sane27) 15 December 2016
@RyanMason Love you mate you’re bigger than Hull— Jed (@jedthfc_) 15 December 2016
@RyanMason – Always be welcome back at the Lane!— Tim Parkes (@ShaolinMunkeh) 15 December 2016