ISN’T it great that we are talking about football, the clubs and the players so positively at the moment.
The game in this country has stood up for itself and shown what a positive influence it can have.
There’s the Black Lives Matter support shown in recent weeks — and credit for all the Premier League clubs for coming together with a brilliant show of unity.
Racism has no place in the game and we need to do everything to make sure it’s a level playing field for all.
But as well as the great moves made on that subject this week, the way the Premier League has worked to get the players back playing in the safest possible environment should be applauded.
Also, great credit to the clubs for the support they have shown to their local communities, NHS trusts and chosen charities.
Football can often be criticised, sometimes rightly so, but this time they’ve delivered a great example.
From Jordan Henderson leading captains in debates about wages and how they can help the true heroes in the NHS.
To Raheem Sterling, Troy Deeney and others speaking bravely about the issues around Covid-19, which the Premier League, FA, LMA and PFA, alongside the clubs, have sorted out so well.
And the charity work done by so many, such as Harry Kane’s sponsorship of Leyton Orient.
But a special mention surely has to go to Marcus Rashford. What a truly brilliant young man he has shown himself to be in feeding underprivileged children and families… literally putting food on the table.
The campaigns he is leading just show what a force for good that football can be.