COVID-19’s effect on football
The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to football.
The Premier League is postponed until at least April 30th, and a host of other major leagues are also suspended for the time being.
As well as club football, international plans have also been affected, with both the Euros and the Copa America now taking place next summer.
Man United & Man City donate £100,000
Whilst no football being on isn’t great, the biggest concern at the moment should be the health and wellbeing of the world.
With so many industries being forced to shut, there will likely be even more people out there suffering from a loss/lack of income.
According to Manchester United’s official website, food banks are facing a greater demand from vulnerable people due to COVID-19.
And both of the Manchester clubs are now stepping in to help provide support to food banks in the Greater Manchester area, by donating £100,000.
We are #ACityUnited.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 21, 2020
As per Man United’s official website, both Manchester City and United will donate £50,000 to the Trussell Trust, who support a network of over 1,200 food-bank centres, including 19 in the Greater Manchester area.
Man City and Man United released this joint statement on the situation:
“We are proud of the role our supporters play in helping local food banks and recognise the increased strain likely to be placed on these charities by the impact of coronavirus. At a time of challenge for our community, we are pleased to come together with our fans to help vulnerable members of society in a City United.” As quoted by Manchester United’s official website.