Lots of Newcastle United fans have shown their appreciation for Jamaal Lascelles after the captain posted a tweet on his official Twitter page about Premier League players sticking together for the same cause.
Lascelles shared a collective statement from footballers in the top flight that they will all distribute some of their money to a contribution fund in order to help those who need it most during the crisis that everyone is living in.
All major footballing competitions have been suspended indefinitely, including the Premier League, until it is safe and appropriate to do so, meaning that players like Lascelles in the top flight are using their free time to try and help in any way possible.
The statement also reads that they have partnered with NHS Charities Together to try and assist them in generating and distributing funds quickly and efficiently to where they are needed most. It signed off with a simple message to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives, which has become a running slogan during these difficult times.
These Magpies appreciated Lascelles’ post, with one member of the Toon Army branding it as a ‘brilliant gesture‘:
Well done #mycaptain
— ⚫️⚪️ρнιℓ⬛️⬜️ (@sparxx) April 8, 2020
Leader on the field and off the field, man like Lascelles ⚽️👊 This is why I never sold you on Fifa
— Josh Davis (@Josh_Davis92) April 9, 2020
Well played @Lascelles16, hats off to you all
— Glenn Essex (@Glennaveli) April 8, 2020
Well done Jamaal, brilliant gesture
— Terry Morien (@TerryMorien) April 8, 2020
Brilliant by all the players in epl jamaal, hope you and family are keeping safe captain and see you again soon leading team out for a match
— scott dufc (@scott_dufc) April 8, 2020
Congratulations on such a selfless act. Players take an enormous amount of stick over their finances, and for this to happen shows their human side and sticks it to those who berate them at every opportunity. Bravo.
Good work cap.
— Devongeordie (@Devongeordie) April 9, 2020
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