Indian football clubs have come together to support those in need amid the Coronavirus pandemic…
During what has been a challenging time for India due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the football clubs in the country have come together to support the citizens in need of essential resources.
The ISL clubs have been using their twitter handles to amplify COVID-19 support requests from other twitter profiles by retweeting their tweets and posting informative content regarding the virus and vaccination drives.
The move by these clubs, who all have large follower counts. is worth appreciating and is certainly the need of the hour, given the seriousness of the pandemic. Over the last few days,India has been registering over 300,000 cases of infections per day. And these football clubs can play an important role in sharing valuable information emergency supplies during this testing time.
In the coming days, we at Chennaiyin FC are dedicating our tweets to those with urgent #COVID requirements across Tamil Nadu.
Tag us and we will share your requests so that our Twitter community can connect and help each other out. Let’s fight this battle together 🙌
— Chennaiyin FC 🏆🏆 (@ChennaiyinFC) April 24, 2021
Chennaiyin were one of the first clubs to take up this initiative and spread the message on their social media handle on Saturday (April 24). Soon, the rest of the ISL clubs followed and what ensued was a chain of such supportive announcements. As of April 27, ATK Mohun Bagan are the only club yet to follow suit.
Tag us in your tweets & we will retweet as many as possible.#OFCAgainstCOVID
— Odisha FC (@OdishaFC) April 25, 2021
We would like to join hands with @ChennaiyinFC and use our Twitter page to amplify any needs for people in Kerala.
Please tag us and we will reshare as many tweets as possible.
— K e r a l a B l a s t e r s F C (@KeralaBlasters) April 25, 2021
— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) April 26, 2021
🚨The battle against #COVID19 has to be won together. As part of the drive, @shreecementltd is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to ensure its oxygen plants are running at 100% capacity when it is needed more than ever. 🚨
— SC East Bengal (@sc_eastbengal) April 27, 2021
Shree Cement, the company that owns Kolkata-based ISL club East Bengal, have announced that they are running their oxygen plants at 100 per cent capacity to cater to the shortage of oxygen in the country.
Over the last seven seasons, we’ve slowly but surely grown an audience on our social media platforms. We’ve hit landmark numbers and celebrated them. Likes, shares, engagement, reach – they’re all important. #WeAreBFC #BFCCares #BackOnOurFeet pic.twitter.com/BNiZpCWQGL
— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) April 26, 2021
We are #StrongerAsOne during these unprecedented times.
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) April 25, 2021
— Hyderabad FC (@HydFCOfficial) April 27, 2021
In our fight against #COVID19, we will be using our social media to share the urgent needs of people across Maharashtra & bring our communities closer.
Tag us in your tweets & we will amplify them.
— Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) April 25, 2021
हम सब इस लड़ाई में साथ हैं 💪
Tag us in your tweets and in stories on Instagram and we will amplify the urgent needs in #Jamshedpur and #Jharkhand on our social media feeds.@ChennaiyinFC @KeralaBlasters @NEUtdFC @OdishaFC @HydFCOfficial @MumbaiCityFC https://t.co/b6fxA3iYHg
— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) April 25, 2021
Apart from ISL clubs, I-League club Mohammedan have also joined the cause.
In the coming days, we at Mohammedan SC are dedicating our tweets, Instagram & Facebook stories to those with urgent #COVID requirements across West Bengal.
— Mohammedan SC (@MohammedanSC) April 26, 2021
With the football clubs uniting for a good cause, the slogan of the Highlanders is an apt fit to describe what’s been happening on social media in the last few days – ‘Stronger As One.’