Jordan Henderson unimpressed with Matt Hancock’s ‘cheap hit’ during pandemic – Liverpool FC
Jordan Henderson felt former Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s stance on footballers and their pay during the pandemic was a “cheap blow”, a deviation from the “pressure he was under”.
When the pandemic brought the UK and the world to a standstill and emergency services were under extraordinary pressure, there was a lot of finger pointing.
Although they dug every hole themselves, the Tories did a lot, and former Health Secretary Hancock participated in his fair share of hijacking.
This extended to Premier League footballers, whom he called on to take a pay cut to play ‘their part in this national effort’, although he never intended to do so himself. same.
Unbeknownst to Hancock, however, Henderson was leading the charge for the Players Together initiative which has raised millions to support NHS staff throughout the pandemic.
.@JHenderson says Matt Hancock’s comment about footballers taking a pay cut during the pandemic was a ‘cheap blow’
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 29, 2022
It’s one of many initiatives Henderson has backed, and when he spoke to Sky News about a program he sponsors to get kids into football, he was asked if the lyrics from Hancock were a low blow.
“Yeah, that was a cheap shot,” Henderson said.
“I don’t know why, what was the reason, if it was to deflect the pressure he was under, but, again, for us, we were already doing things.
“We felt a responsibility as a group of players across the league, that we were in a privileged position, we can really help, and we all came together, all the captains.
“We raised a lot of money. We have not released any numbers.
“We thought it would never be enough, really, and we didn’t want people to know what it was because no matter how much we raised, it wasn’t so much about that, it was about people coming together to support people in need at the time.