West Ham ace Robert Snodgrass posted a tweet directed at Secretary of State for Health & Social Care Matt Hancock today, after Premier League captains launched a charitable fund to support the NHS.
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Hancock somewhat ill-advisedly criticised Premier League footballers last week for their lack willingness to take pay-cuts.
And the chief government official took plenty of criticism from footballers for his failure to grasp how much they actually give to a wide rang of charities.
Hancock was made to eat his words, however. And emphatically so.
A selection of Premier League captains got together to form a charitable fund to support the NHS, as detailed here by the Guardian. It is thought that the scheme could raise up to £4 million for Britain’s health service.
And West Ham ace Robert Snodgrass took aim at Hancock today with a tweet highlighting just how much Premier League footballers actually do charitable causes:
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 £1billion in tax and NI PAYMENTS doesn’t even earn RESPECT anymore. It’s not about us it’s about the real heroes…The NHS ❤️👌 https://t.co/V9MLomN7KO
— Robert snodgrass (@robsnodgrass7) April 9, 2020
Premier League footballers really do deserve a lot of credit for the initiative they have used.
It is often too easy to criticise them. But this time, they really should be congratulated.
And West Ham’s Snodgrass was clearly very keen to make a point to Hancock after the Health Secretary’s recent derogatory remarks.