Really can't t stand Henderson but fair play to him with this
Jordan Henderson dedicates entire programme notes to Speedo Mick ahead of Liverpool vs Everton
Everton travel to Liverpool for the FA Cup third round on Sunday
Speedo Mick thanks Liverpool fans for all the support as Henderson dedicates entire programme to him
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has dedicated his entire pre-Merseyside derby programme notes to Everton supporter Speedo Mick.
The fundraiser is pausing his latest attempt to raise money – a walk from John O'Groats to Lands End wearing just his swimming trunks and a Santa hat – to attend the Blues visit to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The 55-year-old, aka Michael Cullen, has attracted a lot of attention for his incredible efforts already and will be collecting money outside the ground ahead of the derby.
Mick is raising money for Leave The Light On, fundraising for community projects for disadvantaged young people, with his walk – set to take around seven weeks.
And opposing captain Henderson took the chance to dedicate his entire programme notes to Speedo Mick – who has already raised over £75,000 in his efforts.
They read: “I think I can safely say that one of the most remarkable sights over the Christmas period has been of a bloke walking around in nothing but his swimwear
For most at today's game Speedo Mick will need no introduction, but for anyone who isn't aware of who he is and what he does then his name is definitely worth a quick Google
I first heard about Mick a couple of years ago, but I don't think I have the words to do him justice. People who are actually from Liverpool tell me he's become a local hero because of the work he does for charity and, given what he's up to at the moment, it's easy to see why.”
Everton and Liverpool fans have a long history of putting their rivalries to one side for causes that matter.
And Henderson has no doubt that will be the case once again for Mick's cause – but the Reds captain stopped short of wishing the fundraiser's beloved Blues would pick up a result.
I'm reliably informed that Mick is planning on taking a break from his charity walk so he can be at today's game and if he does make it I hope he gets all the support that he deserves.
“I know he'll be wanting an Everton victory and I'd be the last to wish for that to happen, but it would be great if the two sets of fans could come together as they have so many times in the past to get behind Mick.
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