Matt Hancock, UK’s health secretary, praised the Premier League players for their “good decision”. To create the #PlayersTogether Foundation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Matt Hancock, UK’s health secretary, praised the Premier League players for their “good decision”. To create the #PlayersTogether Foundation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Stars from the primary flight of England announced the creation of a charity fund to help medical services in the UK in the fight against COVID-19. Players, including the captains of Liverpool and Manchester United Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire, confirmed these plans in a statement on social networks. Hancock last week called on the elite footballers of England to play their part and doubled their comments in an interview this weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville, and Gary Lineker were among the high-profile figures who said it was unfair to stand out during the debate over salary cuts amid the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
Players want to help the best way
Matt Hancock quickly recognized this gesture after it confirmed on Wednesday. He wrote on social networks: “Warmly welcome this good decision from so many Premier League players to create #PlayersTogether to support the Public Health Service Charities. You play your part. “Forward of Manchester United Marcus Rashford explained that the players were ready to make money go to the front when the world is fighting against the spread of the virus. “For us, we want to help in the best way, and getting money to the right places is a massive matter,” said he is to reporters. It took a lot of time, a lot of conversations between the players, and we decided that this is the best way to do this. The club supported this, so everyone is happy.
“You can get some negative reaction if you try to help, but don’t do it in the best way. So we wanted to take our time with the decision, and we did it”. Gary previously doubted why other successful members of society did not fall under the same control as football players. And he wrote on Twitter: “Football players are doing their job the way I was sure.” Let us hope that others who can help, those that weren’t unfairly targeted, will do the same. Proud of our players.”