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Christian Atsu Earns Humanitarian Honor – He’s Got A Heart Of Gold


Newcastle have some really good characters in the dressing room under our manager Rafa Benitez.

One of them is Ghana winger Christian Atsu who has just received a citation from the Crime Check Foundation (CCF) for his humanitarian efforts back un his home country of Ghana.

Atsu has been giving money to the CCF and has paid for the release of 53 small-time offenders who we not able to pay their court fines and ended up in jail simply because of that.

Atsu has a heart of gold and has been pushing hard this season for a starting position at the club, but he does an awful lot of work for charity in his life.

Great credit goes out to him for his efforts in trying to make a positive difference.

Christian Atsu – has a heart of gold

Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng is the Executive Director of CCF and had this to say in his citation about Atsu:

“This is in honor and acknowledgment of your contributions to the release of fifty-three petty offenders in Ghana’s prisons.”

“You have not only paid court fines of poor and voiceless petty offenders but also advocate reforms in Ghana’s criminal justice system.”

“You have gone a step further to ensure that inmates who are released have financial support to enable them to reintegrate successfully into society.”

“By your commitment to supporting poor and voiceless prisoners and ex-convicts, you have demonstrated to the world, the need to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor through the power of sports.”

This is what Atsu said about the citation and his future efforts:

“There is the need to support them to prevent the situation, where they go back to re-offend society because of poverty,” 

Christian thanked the CCF for their work in crime prevention and its support for prisoners in Ghana.

It’s excellent that Newcastle have men like this in their squad and he brings credit to himself and by extension to Newcastle United FC for the good work he does to help others in need.

Comments welcome.


23 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Dave

    Did you go to the Saturday matinees at the Grand?

    0
  • Mindshaft

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Always good to see that not all footballers are self centred narcissistic twats

    14
  • Mag :P

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Top class.

    Whilst we have the likes of Atsu Sunderland have the likes of Adam Johnson.

    Huge difference in class.

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Well named CHRISTIAN Atsu

    5
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Saturday Matinees
    Tex Ritter
    The Cisco Kid
    Flash Gordon
    Abbott and Costello
    Roy Rogers

    any more ?

    5
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Ron by the time I moved there I was more interested in Pelaw Inn

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Shit
    Hoppalong Cassidy
    how could I forget !

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Dave

    Ha!

    1
  • the ledge

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9

    ìs the parrot gone ?
    is it ok now to say somtheing about ashley or will she be back defending him with her /him bullcrap jesus i was reading back any time any one even mentions ashley negatively she on it funny as f//k

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s an Nufc blog Jib, why are you determined to turn it in to a chat room for people your age, I’m sure there are Tyneside pensioner blogs for that very thing.

    7
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #11

    An early Batman series? Could be a false memory, though.

    0
  • the ledge

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12

    ha ha chat room for somone your age pissed meself there

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #13

    @jib – Roy Rogers … Hopalong Cassidy … How old are you .. sounds like you already had your telegram from the queen 😉

    1
  • lesh

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #14

    I was born in Heaton and as kids, we were spoiled for cinemas. Including the Byker ones, we were blessed with The Heaton (aka The Electric), The Scala, Lyric, Blacks Regal, The Bamburgh, The Raby (I think), The Imperial and latterly, The Apollo. I think there may have been one on Brinkburn Street but could well be wrong.

    A Robinsons pork shop on Heaton Road for savaloy dips and Cloughs for bags of ket. Yum yum…..

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #15

    the ledge,
    I think the poster known as jane is a wind up merchant.
    She was at it with carltoon who isn’t a “usual suspect” . Repeating what she was saying is something my seven year old stopped doing a couple of years ago.

    4
  • lesh

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Mindshaft

    Wait for the claim that Jib was personal friends of Roy Rogers (and Trigger of course) and Hopalong Cassidy.

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #17

    Or maybe be you meant Tommy Cassidy … Always remember him scoring a screamer from around half way line – crowd was in shock and there was a silent disbelief for a second before it erupted
    Cassidy and teammates were in shock a little longer … Still remember it even though I was about 5 or 6 at the time

    0
  • the ledge

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #18

    I was born in wexford fell in love with a little club called newcastle united in 91 at 11 years of age every thing was going well until a fat disease took over our club and the c..t is still here and then you get tramps on here trying to defend him oh my god that jane one needs to remove the sport direct beads from her self

    2
  • Mindshaft

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #19

    https://youtu.be/1-GnDSOJNpw
    Bizarrely I didn’t remember us being beaten that day

    1
  • the ledge

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #20

    jail i think she is a twisted little non sexual sitting in a cellar somewhere f..k me the stuff defending ashley get on me tts.NO WONDER THE BLOG NEEDS THE FROG

    6
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #21

    Ron Knee
    An early Batman series?
    I think you may be thinking of another masked crusader
    The Phantom

    1
  • JohnJ

    Apr 16, 2019 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #22

    Jib @ No 5
    I recall all of those shows on Saturday mornings at The Coleseum in Whitley Bay!
    At that time we also had in Whitley:-
    The Picture house (also know as The Flea Pit) on the site of new Dome building!
    The Regal ( Monkseaton)
    The Gaumont (near The Rex Hotel)
    The Essoldo (now The Playhouse)
    All have gone apart from The Playhouse where I’ve had the honour of singing on seven occasions in the past!

    2
  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 16, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #23

    Great to see. If most footballers and football club owners would give much more to charity, poverty in the world would be greatly reduced.

    Well done Atsu, a leading example of how to put your money to good use. There are way too many rich and greedy people out there.

    1

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