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Steve Cooper (football manager)

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ITS NOT PRETTY NORMAL FLYING SHORT DOMESTIC FLIGHTS, FOOTBALL CLUBS AND PREMIER LEAGUES SHOULD DISCOURAGE THE NORM

Steve Cooper, the football manager of Nottingham Forest was quoted supporting why his club took a short flight of less than20-minute flight to Lancashire, a journey of about 135 miles.
"I think it is pretty normal," Cooper said on Monday.
"Whether it is right or wrong, I think it is pretty normal for a team, in the Premier League particularly, and for a lot of Championship teams, to fly distances like that.
I think they should follow this advice from the fly green alliance, which specializes in sustainable mobility and sports, says there is "never a need to fly domestically in a small country". ''We are under a lot of pressure globally to reduce carbon especially from travel," they said in a statement.
"As athletes and Premier League clubs have such high profiles they can have a really strong role in climate topics. "We don't think there is ever a need to take a flight domestically in a small country."
Flights produce greenhouse gases - mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) - from burning fuel. These contribute to global warming.
Emissions per kilometer travelled are known to be significantly worse than any other form of transport, with short-haul flights the worst emitters,




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  • Hilda Wangui

    73 w

    Bad move people are not equal interm of money those with should not torture those without Soo sad to say it's normal

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    • Sarah Chabane

      75 w

      I think that we should call out all clubs though, not just small clubs like Nottingham forest

      • zelda ninga

        75 w

        Thta is not normal at all infact it is frustrating

        • winnie nguru

          75 w

          I Implore the football federation to institute policies that would bar clubs from taking short haul flights whatsoever.

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          • Munene Mugambi

            75 w

            I think when people have money they don't really mind what other people without money say sadly. The leagues are rich and can afford it hence why they ignore our warnings

            • Ajema Lydiah

              75 w

              bad influence

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                75 w

                Wrong move Steve Cooper

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                • Gorffly mokua

                  75 w

                  It is absurd, seeing people normalizing wrong actions, on a daily basis!

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                  • walter lungayi

                    75 w

                    Also e-buses should be encouraged

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                    • walter lungayi

                      75 w

                      I strongly agree, short flights should be discouraged.

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                      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                        75 w

                        It's sad that he calls disaster normal

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                        • Peter Kamau

                          75 w

                          Sustainable travel by rail, electric planes or even biofuel driven ones too is the the new norm.Otherwise what Steve terms to as to the norm is what what has fueled the climate crisis.

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