Krul’s personal touch to help City fans
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Tim Krul revealed he has taken a hands on role in looking out for Norwich City’s older fans during football’s coronavirus shutdown.
Krul is among a number of Daniel Farke’s squad to have hit the phones to reach out to some of the club’s older fan base to offer reassurance.
But speaking to BBC Radio Norfolk on Wednesday morning, the club’s number one outlined that had led to an unexpected conversation with a near neighbour.
“It’s been really eye-opening actually, you don’t realise what people go through all the time. We’re quite privileged to be in Norwich,” he said.
“I’ve managed to speak to some people who haven’t quite got the family or support, or don’t know the numbers to ring. It’s been an amazing project the club has started.
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“I spoke to a lovely lady yesterday, who’s 94th birthday is today. She didn’t have any milk, any bread and she was scared to leave the house, but she ended up living six houses down the road from me, so it ended up being an amazing call.
“I was able to get some stuff to her, but it shows we need to, as a community, get together because there’ll be some people without the privilege of family to help them.
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“It is difficult for some, I can certainly speak for my parents who were meant to fly in last week, but that got cancelled as it was quite high risk. They’re still in Holland, but I’m quite lucky to have my wife and child with me.
“But there are players who are single and haven’t quite got the ways to see anybody really. It’s a difficult time for everyone, but I think the most important thing is the appreciation of the NHS.
“I’ve spoken to a few people who have family who countlessly go to work without thinking twice, doing 12, 14, 16-hour shifts without a moan. I think that’s really worth the applause because they’re the real heroes of this time I think.”