Liverpool's Andy Robertson believed to be player behind huge donation to Scotland food banks

Liverpool and Scotland star Andy Robertson is believed to be the football player behind a major donation that helped keep six food banks in Glasgow and the surrounding areas running.

Glasgow NE Foodbank shared their gratitude to a “Scottish footballer” who donated a large sum to the food banks last week.

They wrote on Twitter: “Thanks to the Scottish footballer who donated a large sum to the food banks, including us. Without the support of generous individuals we would struggle. We cannot thank him enough.”

The Times have since claimed that Robertson is thought to be the player behind the donation.

According to the newspaper, the 26-year-old is extremely committed to charity work but prefers to carry out his efforts to improve the lives of others without publicity.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected many locals and Liverpool defender Robertson’s act of generosity will help food banks provide for those struggling as a result of the health crisis.

As well as Glasgow NE Foodbank, Robertson donated to Glasgow SW Foodbank, Glasgow NW Foodbank, Glasgow SE Foodbank, Rutherglen & Cambuslang Foodbank and East Renfrewshire Foodbank.

Ibrox-based Glasgow SW Foodbank tweeted: “It’s an amazing gift and we are so grateful.”

The Scottish player joins a number of influential figures in sport who have used their influence for good in the battle against coronavirus.

Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville has offered NHS workers free use of his Hotel Football and Stock Exchange hotels, and has guaranteed staff at both will continue to be paid in full.

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has offered free accommodation to NHS workers in London at housing firm ZoProperties, which he co-owns.

Meanwhile, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will let NHS workers stay at Stamford Bridge’s Millennium Hotel for free as they continue to help fight against Covid-19.

Click HERE to read some other stories of those in football doing their bit in the battle against the virus.

It’s great to see the world come together at this desperate time of need.

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