Robbie Fowler supporting the Casa

This article first appeared in Brian Reade's column in the Daily Mirror, Thursday 3rd September 2015.

IT'S always good to celebrate a football man putting something back into his community so come on down Robbie Fowler.

During a 1997 European Cup Winners' Cup tie he famously revealed a tee-shirt urging support for 500 Liverpool dockers who'd been sacked for refusing to cross a picket line, and was fined 2,000 Swiss Francs by UEFA for his act of loyalty.

When the dockers eventually lost their dispute they set up a bar and community centre in the city called the Casa, which has handed out £15 million of free advice on issues like welfare, debt and asylum to the most needy over the past 15 years.

Sadly, due to funding cuts, they're in need of financial help and Robbie has once again come to the fore by signing 100 limited edition 20"x17" posters of that iconic image.

If you want to own a permanent, framed reminder of a rare act of political solidarity on a football pitch go to the Casa's website and find out how to buy one.


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