The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen two very distinct responses from the majority of people; some have moved to look after themselves, and some have done their utmost to help others.
When it comes to footballers, the majority have impressed with their response, either donating money or instructing their families to help in their home countries.
The list is growing by the day and it seems we can now add Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo to the list of those whose response has been exemplary.
The defender is currently on loan at Argentinian side Estudiantes, having moved from Manchester United in the January transfer window.
He’s well settled there at the moment and Olé report he’s looked to help ease the burden on the local community during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The newspaper explains that alongside his cousins, the United defender held a community cook-off in the La Plata neighbourhood of El Triunfo to help families who have been most affected by the imposed isolation.
They invited families who were struggling because of the isolation, particularly those who ‘do not have sufficient resources’ to eat o the event in an attempt to help.
Of course, the idea of quarantine is to avoid crowds, and there was a plan in place for that as well.
Rojo and his family all wore protective equipment such as gloves and masks while families were invited to take the food away in Tupperware.
In the end, they ended up feeding more than fifty families via the small event, so it’s fair to say it was a resounding success. In fact, Rojo and his family are already planning to do it again.
If that is the case, then the Manchester United man deserves plenty of praise for showing the kind of compassion and thoughtfulness that many believe footballers don’t possess.