Mayor Of Sheffield Stays After England Match To Help Clean Up

Hey, come on, it's not all that bad. Things might be looking pretty grim this morning what with England exiting the World Cup, the rain returning, the heatwave ending, and the divisive figure of Donald Trump arriving in the UK to drive a wedge between a people that had been so united these past weeks, but it's not all doom and gloom.

Firstly, there were free McMuffins on offer this morning from McDonald's, and if that doesn't snap you out of a post-World Cup hungover sadgasm then nothing will.

Another good thing is that we've got people in the country like Magid Magid, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

Not only did he lay on a big screen in the city centre for the people of Sheffield - in fact, a 'MAHOOSIVE' screen, in his own words - but once everyone was gone home to cry and try to get as much sleep as they could before facing work this Thursday morning, he stuck about to help the clean-up effort too.

Twitter user Hassun El-Zafar spotted the Mayor getting involved with the clean-up and posted a video to Twitter, captioned: "Wow, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, @MagicMagid is helping in efforts to clean Dev Green. What a guy!"

Unsurprisingly the response was overwhelmingly positive, with one social media user replying: "@MagicMagid's not picking up the litter because he's the mayor, he's picking it up cos he's a top bloke with a social conscience. He won't have given it a second thought."

Another added: "Would all his critics be doing the same? This is what a leader looks like."

Magid also tweeted his thanks to the other volunteers who stuck around to help, despite the result not going their way.

He said: "This is why I love Sheffield! Thanks to all the amazing people who helped clear up!"

The guy is an absolute legend.

Since becoming Lord Mayor of Sheffield, he has been trying to bring people together as much as possible with his obvious good humour and excellent intentions. UK politics could do with a few more people like him.

Credit: Chris Saunders/Sheffield City Council on the Park Hill
Credit: Chris Saunders/Sheffield City Council on the Park Hill

Obviously, he's only the ceremonial Lord Mayor, which is a role that only lasts for a year, but once he's done with sorting Sheffield out and making them all feel a lot better, perhaps he could expand his scope for another top job.

Yes, you heard it here first, Magid Magid should run to become the next Prime Minister of England.

The only person who stands in his way is Gareth Southgate - another reason to be optimistic, at the end of the day. He and the England boys did the whole country proud, they are a young team, and we haven't seen the last of them.

Featured Image Credit: Chris Saunders/Mark Howe/Sheffield City Council on the Park Hill

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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