‘Climate Expert’ De Jong: ‘Blind was taking a test drive in electric car the other day’

Siem de Jong has recently joined We Play Green, a collective of climate-conscious professional football players founded by former sc Heerenveen midfielder Morten Thorsby. The sc Heerenveen routine wants to make a gesture for future generations and notices that colleagues are also picking up the message.
De Jong calls himself ‘climate expert’ with a wink. โ€œI‘m just trying to do things right myself, it’s really not that I‘m doing everything right now and now I know exactly how to do it all. I want to show that it is an important theme,โ€ he tells ESPN. โ€œI think it has to do with being a little older, having children, being a little more at the end of your career and also thinking about things after football and around football.โ€
However, a good example follows, De Jong has noticed. โ€œI’
m talking to other guys about it and my brother (FC Barcelona striker Luuk de Jong, ed.) obviously hears it from me too. I spoke to Daley Blind a while ago, who said he had taken a test drive in an electric car. So I said: ah, is already going in the right direction, haha.โ€