Man City & Man United donate £100,000
COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, has brought the footballing world very close to a standstill.
The suspension of football obviously isn’t the greatest news in the world for fans of the game.
But at this moment in time, the health of the world should be a top priority.
The impact of COVID-19 has also, of course, put a strain on a lot of people, with Manchester United reporting on Saturday that food banks are facing an increased demand from vulnerable people.
As a result, United and Manchester City announced that they would be donating a combined £100,000 to help out food banks.
We are #ACityUnited.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 21, 2020
Should big clubs be doing more?
And whilst £100,000 is a decent amount of money and will no doubt help a lot of people, could the bigger clubs be doing more?
Lower league teams perhaps can’t do as much for their community, as they simply do not have enough financial power.
But clubs like United and City can surely contribute more. This is by no means meant as a dig at any professional footballer, but if United can afford to pay David de Gea a reported £350,000-a-week, they must surely be able to afford to donate more than £50,000 to help out during this crisis.
Top journalists Henry Winter, Oliver Holt and Miguel Delaney have recently discussed this topic on the Sunday Supplement.
Holt made a number of good points during the discussion, one of which was clubs donating the money they would have given to agents in fees this summer to the National Health Service.
Should football be doing more to support the NHS?
“Let’s donate the money we would have given to agents from the transfer window, give it to our health service.”@JacquiOatley is joined by @henrywinter, @OllieHolt22 and @MiguelDelaney live on @SkySportsPL now. pic.twitter.com/X2zZ40sXi9
— Sunday Supplement (@SundaySupp) March 22, 2020