Jeremy Corbyn's football policies and skills with the ball are both dividing opinion
Props to the kid that managed to get a goal past the Labour leader.
Jeremy Corbyn has used today, the day of the FA Cup final, to commit to developing a “flexible football ticket” to help fans travel to matches which are moved for TV coverage with minimum disruption.
The Labour leader launched the pledge on a visit to Hackney Marshes football pitches, before travelling to Wembley to watch his team Arsenal take on Chelsea later this afternoon.
Corbyn said that Labour’s plans for the sport “will ensure the footballing talent of young girls and boys is harnessed, and football is a game for the many, not the few”.
Many people are loving Corbyn’s policies for the beautiful game.
Jeremy Corbyn's policies on football show so clearly whose side he's on. Great pledges.— Tolerant Left (@JamesHealy23) May 27, 2017
Jeremy corbyn wants to put 5% of prem tv rights into grass roots football. He's just a class act.— Oliver Tennant (@OliverTennant1) May 27, 2017
The Arsenal fan played a spot of football with some kids, which has warmed the hearts of some people.
Jeremy Corbyn in Hackney on Snapchat playing football. What a guy.— Psymon (@PsykoUK) May 27, 2017
However, not everyone is so enamoured with the Labour leader’s football skills – some thinking he really needs to brush up on his technique.
Corbyn playing football. Now I've seen it all.— antineil (@antineil) May 27, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn is very bad at football https://t.co/kodx56UYL6— Max Burman (@maxburman93) May 27, 2017
Terrible ball control from Jezza— Alex McGovern (@amcgovern25) May 27, 2017
There was a *slightly* awkward moment when a kid managed to get a goal past Corbyn.
And there are those who just aren’t convinced by the policies Corbyn was highlighting either.
Mr Corbyn is pledging to make football a "game for the many, not the few" before he travels to watch his team play Chelsea at Wembley...— matthew Ⓥ (@d00little) May 27, 2017
Corbyn making yet more "pie in the sky" promises. This time about football. Desperate to get the young vote. The man is an economic disaster— Malcolm Claxton (@jivinmalc) May 27, 2017
Really! With World events, Corbyn is now offering football fans a flexible ticket promise? On top of hospital parking being scrapped? Joke!— Paul + (@doghandleruk) May 27, 2017
Well, it makes sense. Politics, just like football, can often spark great debate amongst people.