Rob Burrow has just this week capped off his illustrious career with the Sports Personality of the Year award for “outstanding achievement in the face of adversity” and deservedly so, but he’s been the target of a disgraceful act of vandalism whilst out with family celebrating, per his dad Geoff.
Earlier this week Burrow was accompanied by best mate Kevin Sinfield to receive the Helen Rollason award, named as such after the BBC journalist who raised millions for charity in spite of a cancer diagnosis, in efforts very comparable to the brilliant fundraising efforts displayed by Burrow and Sinfield.
It’s been just over three years since Burrow announced that he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and the Rhinos’ legends have been campaigning to raise awareness and funds to try and combat the neurological condition.
Burrow’s father, Geoff, has revealed that the family were out for a meal in Castleford to enjoy the festive season and possibly to celebrate the SPOTY win when Burrow’s vehicle was subject to a “disgrace of a person” scratching the disability van.
Geoff tweeted: “Well oh well – my family went out, with my wonderful son Rob, for a lovely meal at Rockello’s in Glasshoughton Castleford tonight. Unfortunately a disgrace of a person decided to scratch all over Rob’s disability van. How low are some people hey! Sleep well you scum of a person.”
Well oh well – my family went out, with my wonderful Son Rob, for a lovely meal at Rockello’s in Glasshoughton Castleford tonight.Unfortunately a disgrace of a person decided to scratch all over Rob’s Disability van 🥲how low are some people hey ! Sleep well you scum of a person
— Geoff Burrow (@burrow_geoff) December 23, 2022
It’s as yet unclear if the act of scratching Burrow’s vehicle was targeted or simply an accident but with reportedly no note to clarify the latter it’s something that makes you question the good in people, something that Sinfield and Burrow have inspired as they’ve raised millions to battle MND.
Of course people on social media joined Burrow’s Dad in a state of shock and disgust with numerous rugby league legends responding to the tweet with former teammates and rivals alike sharing their feelings.
Paul Sculthorpe, formerly of St Helens, responded: “Some people have no morals in life Geoff, karma will catch up with them. You, your family and that ;legend of a son just keep showing the way and inspiring.”
Some people have no morals in life Geoff, karma will catch up with them. You, your family and that legend of a son just keep showing the way and inspiring 💙💛. Have a lovely Christmas x
— Paul Sculthorpe MBE (@PScully13) December 23, 2022
— Barrie McDermott 🏉 (@RLBarrieMc10) December 24, 2022
Obviously if anybody was in the Glasshougton area and saw anything happen they should contact police as it could help a brilliant family and bring justice in the run up to Christmas.