Leyton Orient fans collect money outside the ground. Photo: Reuters
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Never-say-die: Leyton Orient are down but not out after Football League relegation amid fan furore

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Leyton Orient fans collect money outside the ground. Photo: Reuters
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.