With football throughout the planet in lockdown, clubs and players do their bit to help the fight against the pandemic.
Robert Lewandowski and his wife Anna followed Bayern Munich celebrities Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich in making a contribution to the battle against coronavirus, pledging $1 million to charity.
Goretzka and Kimmich establish a fund called ‘We Kick Corona’, to which they made a joint contribution of $1m and urged others to provide what they can to assist the fight against the pandemic.
After making an equivalent donation, the Lewandowski’s told Bild they expected life will soon return to normal.
“We’re all aware of the tricky situation around us,” they stated.
“Today all of us play as a team. Let’s be strong in this battle. If we can help somebody, do it.
“This situation affects us all, therefore we ask that you follow the directions and listen to people who are aware. Show responsibility!
“We believe that we’ll soon return to our regular life. We’re in this situation together and we’re through it together.”
We Kick Corona is encouraging charities and social associations to apply for funds from the 2.5m it’s increased, and Kimmich echoed Lewandowski’s call for solidarity.
“Everyone can help, both in small and big ways,” stated Germany global Kimmich.
“Only if we stand together now, show responsibility and reason and are there for each other can we make it from the crisis.”
A variety of players and clubs across Europe have taken steps to attempt to help others throughout the coronavirus crisis, which has seen games shut down all around the world to be able to limit its spread.
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, together with USMNT team-mates Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams, have contributed to the Feeding America charity, which helps nourish the massive number of Americans who are fighting in such stressful times.
In Germany, Borussia Dortmund’s’Sudtribune Dortmund’ enthusiast group said it would be providing help by offering to provide shopping and other courier services to people affected by Covid-19 from the Dortmund region.
Meanwhile, in the Premier League, Chelsea have declared the Millennium Hotel in Stamford Bridge will be used for lodging for National Health Service staff in west London.