British Premier league footballers are portrayed as over-paid, egotistical, brash, trashy and thick. Here’s at least one exception. West Ham’s over-educated goalkeeper Robert Green is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this summer to raise money for an African medical charity:
“AMREF do some great work in Africa; whether they’re working in urban slums in Kenya to stop the spread of HIV/Aids, working with remote rural communities in Tanzania to provide clean drinking water, providing thousands of mosquito nets in desert regions of Ethiopia to reduce the number of children dying from malaria, or training midwives in Southern Sudan to stop more mothers and children dying needlessly during pregnancy and childbirth”
As a Centenary Upper season ticket holder I admit I am thoroughly biased about Robert but clearly England’s Number
1 6 goalkeeper is seeking to challenge the stereotypes. You can support him by going to the charity website here.