Chelsea today announced that they would be opening up the Millenium Hotel at Stamford Bridge for NHS workers for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.
Roman Abramovich will himself cover the costs of this decision.
It’s a superb gesture, one that could genuinely save lives, and it has rightly been highly praised by football people all over the internet.
Twitter lit up with the announcement this morning, with everyone looking out for positive news. “Well done Mr. A” said one commenter of the news that the Russian oligarch was doing this, in the country that won’t give him a VISA.
Let’s hope that people around the world can do their bit – whether they are able to give up an entire 5 star hotel to health workers, or even just stay put in their homes to help slow the spread of the virus.
You can see some of the reaction from fans, players and pundits embedded here:
This is wonderful https://t.co/EGdk8gRXMa
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) March 18, 2020
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) March 18, 2020
Class. Proud to call you my club 👏🏼
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) March 18, 2020
My club. 👏 https://t.co/d8YGOUVTDo
— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) March 18, 2020
The Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge will be used to put up NHS staff working in the North West London area during the Coronavirus crisis. This is amazing news! 👏💙
— The Chelsea Echo (@TheChelseaEcho) March 18, 2020
#CFC providing free accommodation for NHS staff…great gesture to help ease the burden on those working long hours at a very difficult time. https://t.co/8Ampx7Ql65
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) March 18, 2020
Brilliant gesture – wonderful Club 💙
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) March 18, 2020
Chelsea show class as Abramovich vows to give NHS staff FREE accommodation at Millennium Hotel in coronavirus battle https://t.co/kr23opfa4f
— The Sun – Chelsea (@SunChelsea) March 18, 2020