Newcastle’s star goalkeeper has said today that it was always the intention of Newcastle players to make a contribution to the NHS during this model coronavirus pandemic.
Every player at Newcastle is making a contribution that will go to the NHS, to help them out during the pandemic.
It’s not surprising the players were annoyed by comments made last week from health secretary Matt Hancock, who said the PL players were not playing their part to help out in this pandemic.
This is what Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock had said last week when he criticized the Premier League players:
“I think everybody needs to play their part in this national effort and that means Premier League footballers too,”
“The sacrifices people are making, include some of my colleagues in the NHS, who have made the ultimate sacrifice and gone into work and caught the disease and have sadly died.”
“I think the first thing Premier League footballers can do is make a contribution; take a pay cut and play their part.”
It turns out there had been a delay in the announcement from Newcastle on their contribution to the NHS.
This is what Newcastle’s star goalkeeper (shown above) has said in the Chronicle today:
“I am just glad we are in a position where we can help. As football players, we definitely want to do that.”
“It has always been a question of when and where we will put this money.”
“I am glad that the players had the conversation and it’s important at the same time to support.”
“At the same time, I have to say please stay at home and stay safe.”
“This is a difficult time for all the people around the world.”
“At the same time football is not the most important thing, it is the health and we need to stay responsible.”
It’s not surprising people are getting frustrated during this pandemic when people have to stay at home day after day during the lockdown.
We’ll just have to hang in there – better days are ahead.
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