Former Bradford City striker to auction off Fabregas shirt to raise money for NHS
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Former Bradford City striker to auction off Fabregas shirt to raise money for NHS

Grimsby striker Billy Clarke is set to raffle off a Francesc Fabregas shirt to raise funds for the NHS in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. 

The ex-Bradford striker still has the former Blues midfielder's shirt from their famous 4-2 FA Cup win over Chelsea in 2015.

In addition, the striker will have his shirt from the match alongside Fabregas's in the online auction, with the proceeds split between the NHS and Trussell Trust.

Bradford came from two goals down to stun the Blues in 2015, with Clarke coming off the bench, and he has kept the memorabilia ever since. 

"Everyone knows Bradford isn't an affluent area so when everyone is getting laid off or furloughed there might be people who are struggling to feed their families," Clarke told the PA news agency.

"I've had the shirts since the game and I planned on putting them up on the wall but I've got first-hand memories,"

"If it helps all the charities and if it gives someone a smile that's good enough for me and it's the least I can do.

"Everyone knows how hard the people of the NHS work and the funding wasn't and isn't great. If I can make a small contribution and it helps only a handful of people that's enough,"

Clarke and his Grimsby teammates are currently furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has sent the world to a grinding halt.

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