View: Heartwarming report amid coronavirus pandemic shows why we love West Brom
Not many people in the world have ever experienced anything like what we are going through right now.
The coronavirus pandemic has ground countries to a halt and caused thousands of deaths around the world with Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing on Monday that the United Kingdom has been put into lockdown for a three-week period.
Of course, amid all of this, football has also been suspended but in the greater scheme of things, it is really not that important.
But some of the work that football clubs have been doing to help society during this period of uncertainty just shows that there are a lot of good people out there.
If you’re reading this, there is a good chance you’re a supporter of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.
We’ve had our ups and downs over the years (mostly downs) but time and time again we are reminding why we love West Brom and during football’s shutdown, the club has again shown itself to be an example to all others.
According to the Express & Star, the Baggies has identified all 1,800 season ticket holders who are aged 70 and above and put together a team of 60 staff members to regularly contact them to offer support and reassurance.
It is understood that West Brom have also made 150 food parcels and distributed them between NHS workers, food banks, special schools and elderly people in need.
Club chef Sean Byrne is said to have come up with the idea.
It is people like Sean, and those who help him and have played a role in contacting elderly supporters, who make West Brom such a special football club to support.
Stay safe, everyone.
In other West Brom news, three Albion players were allowed to head abroad earlier this month but are now unable to return.