Several football clubs have stepped up to do their part to help in the battle against Coronavirus.
While Tottenham initially received criticism for their decision to apply for the Government’s furlough scheme and to cut the wages by 20 per cent of 550 non-playing staff for April and May, they have since reversed the decision after listening to the fans’ discontent.
Meanwhile, Brighton and Hove Albion have started a campaign to make 100,000 free tickets available to NHS workers across professional football as a ‘thank you’ for fighting coronavirus (Telegraph).
Tottenham legend Graham Roberts took to social media to poke fun at Arsenal and suggested why it might not be such a good idea for the Gooners to follow other clubs’ lead and hand out tickets to NHS staff at the Emirates.
Just been sent this for us spurs fans to enjoy COYS pic.twitter.com/0QgCxctC4Q
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) April 18, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
All kidding aside, giving NHS workers free tickets is the least clubs can do given how brave these people have proven to be in the time of crisis. The health workers have been much bigger heroes than footballers can ever be.
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