Andy Robertson is said to have made a fantastic donation to a number of food banks in Glasgow, including at the Glasgow NE Foodbank local to Celtic Park, The Times report.
The donation, described as large, was made anonymously but the boyhood Hoops fan (BBC) is reported to have supported the Glasgow NE, Glasgow NW, Glasgow SE, Rutherglen & Cambuslang and East Renfrewshire Foodbanks.
Glasgow NE tweeted earlier this week thanking the donor, without naming Robertson.
Thanks to the Scottish footballer who donated a large sum to the following food banks, including us; @GSWfoodbank @Glasgow_NW_FB @GlasgowSEFBank @CR_Foodbank and East Renfrewshire Foodbank. Without the support of generous individuals we would struggle. We cannot thank him enough
— GlasgowNEfoodbank (@GlasgowNE) March 18, 2020
It’s not the only donation Robertson has made this week either, also thanked by mental health charity Back Onside for making a game-changing contribution to their services.
Some positive news tonight, with special thank you to @LFC football player & @ScotlandNT Captain @andrewrobertso5 ♥️🖤💛 xx #BackOnside #MentalHealthMatters #supportthroughsport #SuicidePrevention pic.twitter.com/2a7uYNZE6h
— Back Onside (@BackOnside) March 19, 2020
It all comes as a public health crisis takes a grip of communities across Scotland, Britain, Europe and the wider world.
It threatens to put the most vulnerable in society under significant pressure and food banks could prove to be a vital lifeline for thousands of people in Glasgow alone.
Robertson, who is an established star at English Premier League side Liverpool, clearly hasn’t forgotten his roots and is looking to give back to communities known to him.
Celtic themselves have also pledged to donate an initial £150,000 to causes, including providing meals for NHS staff and vulnerable people in the local area, as well as helping to extend the network of local food banks.
The moves from Robertson and Celtic are a reminder that football, and the wealth generated by it, can be used for excellent causes.
Much has been said about the future of football in this country since play was suspended but what matters most is the health and wellbeing of the general public and, specifically, those who could suffer most.
Well played Andy!