Alfie Haaland and Dom Poleon

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Re: Alfie Haaland and Dom Poleon

Postby Spiderman » 27 Dec 2013, 09:20

Bogdan wrote:Nice gesture. However, I long for the day that I find out about a charitable deed of a footballer from someone who's shared it against the footballer's will. Not sure how many of us stop for a photo taking opportunity half way through a charitable act, and then go to twitter or instagram to make it public. Reminds me of the celebrities who say they'll donate X amount of pennies for every time their post is RTd or shared. Do it for yourself, not for an audience.



I am having a similar discussion on another forum re Gary Barlow, advertised as "Gary Barlow on the front line" his much publicised & televised. Visit to Afghanistan, he will be nowhere near the front line, many of the troops will not get to see him as they will be providing security for him (at a much lower rate than his usual security) and if he was doing it for the troops then why televise it?
It seems that he'd go to the opening of an envelope for a fee
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Re: Alfie Haaland and Dom Poleon

Postby USA for Leeds » 27 Dec 2013, 14:27

Bogdan wrote:Nice gesture. However, I long for the day that I find out about a charitable deed of a footballer from someone who's shared it against the footballer's will. Not sure how many of us stop for a photo taking opportunity half way through a charitable act, and then go to twitter or instagram to make it public. Reminds me of the celebrities who say they'll donate X amount of pennies for every time their post is RTd or shared. Do it for yourself, not for an audience.


Just about everything a professional footballer does is for an audience, whether they like it or not. We complain when they forget that and do something wrong, but when Poleon does something awesome he's supposed to keep THAT to himself? It would be OK for the news to report if he got drunk and puked on the street (and you know it would be news), yes? But somehow it's not OK for him to share this on his own?

The sad fact is that no news outlet would cover a charitable act by one footballer, but they are delighted to share one footballers mistake. I'm glad these players can communicate with us directly over social media so we can get to know the good and the normal about them, and not just the bad and the football.
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Re: Alfie Haaland and Dom Poleon

Postby MOT1964 » 27 Dec 2013, 23:16

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Re: Alfie Haaland and Dom Poleon

Postby Deleted User 130 » 28 Dec 2013, 09:45

Gary Barlow has reached Super Celebrity status I reckon, and he has been even more heavily involved in Children In Need this year than before, he's one of the few major 'names' who seems accepted on both BBC and ITV so whilst I don't partic'ly like him, I think he knows he has more money already than he needs. Therefore, any charitable act he does is exactly that, for charitable cause. Good on him, though WHY we're even in Afghanistan is a totally different matter imho.
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Re: Alfie Haaland and Dom Poleon

Postby Deleted User 2 » 29 Dec 2013, 22:10

MOT1964 wrote:Poleon spent two hours of his own time meeting homeless people on the street and I admire him and enjoyed watching that video on You Tube.

Sanchez Payne in the video.
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