Arsenal players have taken to social media to declare their support for #footballunited.
#FootballUnited is looking to raise a minimum of £100,000 to support local communities affected because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Arsenal players including Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Reiss Nelson have shown their support for the cause via Twitter.
— Rob Holding (@RobHolding95) March 25, 2020
I’m supporting the #FootballUnited campaign and @NatEmergTrust so we can help the people who need it the most right now. Please visit https://t.co/STvqfvIB6s to learn more and donate if you can. I invite @Sanchooo10 @Joewillock & @tammyabraham to join me. Thank you 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Fo6i8wee6Y
— Reiss Nelson (@ReissNelson9) March 25, 2020
In a time of a crisis it's more important than ever for us as society to pull together. One small thing we as football could do was to create a campaign to raise money and awareness for the @NatEmergTrust through our #FootballUnited campaign. pic.twitter.com/CfHlGJbRJZ
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) March 25, 2020
Football has a huge part to play, it has a way of bringing communities together, distracting the population, bringing entertainment to the masses and of course, playing an important role in the local community.
It is not always about money either, it is about solidarity in these fraught times and recognising the heroes on the frontline fighting the outbreak.
I expect there will be more to come from the players and clubs alike, the chances are that there will be an agreed pay cut and I suspect that something will be done for the lower league teams as well.
It is early days, however, it is good to see the players doing what they can.