“Scumbag” tries to exploit Rob Burrow’s story with fake Twitter account

Since he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in December 2019, it’s been amazing to watch the rugby league world band together for Leeds legend Rob Burrow.

So many exciting and courageous fundraising activities have taken centre stage to raise money for Burrow and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Burrow has always spearheaded things alongside wife Lindsey and others. He kicked things off by gaining huge recognition for taking to the field in January 2020 for one final time in front of a sell out crowd at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

Plenty of his former teammates from the ‘band of brothers’ that underpinned Leeds’ golden generation have also done their bit. Kevin Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven days raising around £2 million for research into Motor Neurone Disease and for the MNDA charity.

It’s been a remarkable story and despite how sad it is to see Burrow go through this, it’s encouraging to see so many people from different walks of life and different parts of the country come together to help him and the MND community by raising funds to help research into the awful disease.

However, it seems not everyone is as kind as those who have helped Burrow in his cause. One individual has mimicked Burrow’s entire Twitter profile before asking those who have mistakenly followed this account to send them money via email in a despicable act that led to Burrow branding them as “scumbags” in tweet of his own in which he encouraged everyone to avoid this account.

It’s important that we remember to look out for the blue tick all verified Twitter accounts such as Burrow’s comes with as well as remembering the importance of sending money to the MNDA through the appropriate channels and not via email. The best way of doing so is on their official website mndassociation.org.

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