Wednesday 16 August 2017

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.

By Prudence Wade

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.

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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.

The Arsenal fan played a spot of football with some kids, which has warmed the hearts of some people.

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However, not everyone is so enamoured with the Labour leader’s football skills – some thinking he really needs to brush up on his technique.

There was a *slightly* awkward moment when a kid managed to get a goal past Corbyn.

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And there are those who just aren’t convinced by the policies Corbyn was highlighting either.

Well, it makes sense. Politics, just like football, can often spark great debate amongst people.

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