Everton forward Steven Naismith has purchased tickets for Everton home games which he will give to unemployed people across Liverpool. Naismith said he hopes that the tickets will bring some joy to people.
Everton forward Steven Naismith has purchased tickets for Everton home games which he will donate to unemployed people across Liverpool, England, according to the Guardian.
Naismith said he asked the Jobcentre Plus to pick different job centers in the city each week and give the tickets to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own, are actively trying to find a new job and would enjoy a Premier League game.
The 27-year-old explained that he has spent a lot of his life in Glasgow, Scotland, a city that has high unemployment, and said there are many in Liverpool as well who cannot find employment and wouldn't be able to afford a ticket.
"I thought this might be a small gesture to help those in that situation to enjoy a day out at one of our league matches. Hopefully it can bring some joy to many people," Naismith said.
Everton's first Premier League home match is on Aug. 23 against Arsenal.
- Molly Geary