St Johnstone have announced that they have instructed their players to check in with elderly season ticket holders for a quick chat, and to see if there is anything they can do to assist.
Football in Scotland is currently postponed due to the global health crisis caused by Coronavirus, with clubs up and down the country, and across the world, pulling together at a time of need.
There’s currently no indication of when the 2019/20 season will get back up running, but it looks like it could well be months.
The seriousness of Coronavirus may have prompted some frustrating scenes with many people panic-buying at supermarkets, but the situation is also bringing out the very best in people.
In an official statement from St Johnstone today, manager Tommy Wright said: “While football remains suspended, myself, my staff and the players will be phoning around our elderly Season Ticket holders for a quick chat and to see if there is anything that the Club can do to assist.
“Once we have called our elderly supporters, we will do our best to phone round as many Season Ticket holders as possible for as long as this break from football continues.
“So, if you receive a phone call from myself, one of the staff or the players, it isn’t a hoax!”
It is a brilliant gesture from the Saints who are clearly demonstrating how much they value their most loyal supporters.
Many of those season ticket holders of a certain age will be feeling particularly anxious and vulnerable right now, and to receive a call from Wright or one of the players would surely make their day.
It’s a great touch from the club, and hopefully others will look to follow suit during this challenging time.