Premier League Players Hit Back at Hancock

Just a few days after Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s erroneous statement claiming Premier League(PL) players “The first thing PL players should do is to play their part, take the pay cut and make contribution.”

The group of Premier League players have set up a contribution charity fund termed (#Playerstogether). The contribution fund is aimed at raising funds for NHS frontline and also people who need it the most amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PlayersTogether Statement

“Over the course of the last week we, as a group of premier league players, have held numerous talks together with the vision of creating a contribution fund that can be used to distribute money to where it’s needed the most in this COVID-19 crisis; helping those fighting us in the NHS frontline as well as other key areas of need. This is a critical time for our country and for our NHS, and we are determined to help in any ways that we can.” Reads the #Playerstogether statement.

The statement puts Hancock’s tail firmly between his legs, he sure has swallowed his words, the PL players are doing right and still going to do right. The unnecessary statement by Hancock has been proven wrong, this another proof that PL players do care and are the most important figures in society. As Robert Snodgrass puts it on his twitter account “Thanks @MattHancock it’s great to have your backing …….in future do your homework on what we do and who we are as people before coming for us. Over 1 billion euros in tax and NI PAYMENTS doesn’t even earn RESPECT anymore. It’s not about us it’s about real heroes…The NHS.” This is after Hancock ironically welcomed the “big-hearted decision” by PL players.

Hancock should have known better than making this a contribution contest, which he surely lost. The talks, however, will continue between the players and their respective clubs with a further Premier League meeting scheduled for Friday, April 17. Given the profuse and kindness the PL players have shown, one wonders if Hancock will call out all wealthy people to ‘play their part’.

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