Mr Gates and the Chancellor met players like Phil Jagielka, Tim Howard and Arouna Kone as well as manager, Roberto Martinez and children representing Everton in the Community at the club's Halewood complex.
'It has been a fantastic opportunity to welcome Bill Gates and George Osborne to Everton today.
"The work we do in the community is very important to us as a club and Everton are really proud to be supporting Sport Relief this year," Martinez told the press.
"It’s great to be involved in an amazing initiative that gets people active and raises money, not only to help kids here in Liverpool but also to fight devastating diseases such as malaria in some of the world’s poorest communities."
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1 Posted 25/01/2016 at 18:39:47
2 Posted 25/01/2016 at 19:11:27
3 Posted 25/01/2016 at 19:36:33
As an aside, some disgusting attacks on Jags for talking to that Tory twat, George Osborne, on social media. For gods sake, it was a charity event and they were there to raise money but some people prefer to shoot first and ask questions later.
4 Posted 25/01/2016 at 20:35:46
Or perhaps Bill Gates was looking for a phenomenal PR man?
5 Posted 25/01/2016 at 21:28:44
7 Posted 25/01/2016 at 21:51:44
I think we'd be happy with either, although truth be told I am not sure their individual wealth can really compete with the extreme institutional wealth of the UAE and such. Still, would be a step up.
Gates is a fine man doing great work with his money, so the only attraction of EFC to him might be our wonderful profile with EITC and such. Maybe Amanda Holden was an inspired signing .....
8 Posted 25/01/2016 at 22:08:56
Please, please, please let Bill Gates buy us.
9 Posted 25/01/2016 at 22:45:09
10 Posted 25/01/2016 at 22:51:51
11 Posted 26/01/2016 at 00:03:59
12 Posted 26/01/2016 at 00:18:52
13 Posted 26/01/2016 at 01:01:10
14 Posted 26/01/2016 at 07:22:31
Hopefully Amanda can persuade a new Bill to invest...
15 Posted 26/01/2016 at 08:23:58
We all had the chance to vote in the general election, thereafter you have to work with whoever holds that seat and that is a wise move something Manchester Labour leaders did in the '80s & '90s and their City prospered while we were run by wankers like Hatton and Mulhern that put our great city in decline by putting their heads in the sand.
Even if Labour (god forbid) was in power, I would welcome the Chancellor in to EFC for such an event. I looked at Twitter last night and I was embarrassed by the utter hatred put to others when it was a platform for a charity to save lives, mainly in the third world, backed by excellent work done by LSTM, something like EitC we should be proud of. Lose your blinkers and embrace what was a positive story, get a life, people.
16 Posted 26/01/2016 at 08:32:50
17 Posted 26/01/2016 at 08:59:26
BBC World Service reporting that Gates's $55M fortune is enough to buy Everton 45 times over. Just once would be enough!
18 Posted 26/01/2016 at 10:38:00
20 Posted 27/01/2016 at 07:01:31
21 Posted 27/01/2016 at 07:06:41
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