Antoine Griezmann Hosts 24hr Gaming Live Stream Featuring Paul Pogba to Raise Money For Red Cross

?Antoine Griezmann has cracked it. With everyone eager to do whatever they can to help in the battle against Covid-19 but unable to leave their homes, the Barcelona striker has come up with an ingenious solution: raise money through online gaming.

With many people dusting off their old Playstation 1 systems or digging up old copies of ancient games as a means to pass the time, the main source of solace during these difficult times has indeed been the trusted video game.

Someone who enjoys a foray into the digital world is the Frenchman, who is trying his hand at an array of games all with the meaningful intention of raising money for the Red Cross to aid in the battle against the coronavirus.

Along with his brother Theo, the ?Barça forward is taking part in a 24-hour long gaming session – streamed live on his ?Twitch account – where the proceeds will go towards the unprecedented pandemic the world is facing.

Already he’s taken part in a Call of Duty Modern Warfare session with France teammate and perennially injured ?Manchester United midfielder ?Paul Pogba, while other games and guests are expected to feature.

Most notable of those is his teammate, compatriot and fellow ?La Liga star ?Ousmane Dembélé, who will be joining him at at midnight (French time) for a solid bout of Football Manager 2020.

The pair are famous fans of the virtual football game, with Griezmann known for his star-studded Arsenal save, while Dembélé sent the Football Manager world mad when he revealed he had used the game’s editor to create ‘Winchester FC’ with the intention of taking his new minnows from the eighth tier all the way up to the Premier League.

Footballers and gaming tend to go hand-in-hand, with many stars of the sport opting to delve into the virtual world during their downtime as a means to switch off from the daily rigours of top-level football. That’s why Griezmann’s idea is both thoughtful, smart and, hopefully, entertaining, since you’d hope he’ll have some level of skill at this stage.

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