Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has confirmed that he has become a shareholder of League Two club Forest Green Rovers.
Bellerin has been very active off the dig in recent years in terms of taking care of the environment, and he has since joined Forest Green’s board as he wants to assist develop their eco-friendly work.
In 2015, Forest Green became the world’s first vegan club serving plant-based food to both fans and players and under chairman Dale Vince, they need been labelled the ‘greenest football club within the world’ by FIFA.
Bellerin, who opted for a vegan diet recently and is extremely passionate in his sustainability work, hailed the League Two side as a ‘clear example of the way to run a football club.’
On Tuesday, Bellerin told The Athletic:
“I am announcing that I’m becoming a shareholder for Forest Green Rovers. this is often something that has been within the works for quite while now.
“As many of us know, Forest Green Rovers are a team that are known for his or her eco procedures and principles that Dale (Vince) has implied within the team since he was there like 10 years ago.
“He’s revolutionised that football club, and now they’re team that they’re vegan, they’re eco-friendly, they need a neutral carbon footprint.
“So they’re a transparent example of the way to run a football club in our time.
“So I wanted to be a part of it, I wanted to supply my help to them in whichever way I could and I’m very excited to bring the news.”
The 25-year-old’s investment in Forest Green combines his love and keenness for both football and environmentalism.
Just under three months ago, Bellerin partnered with global charity One Tree Planted – during which he pledged to plant 3,000 trees for each victory Arsenal claimed within the Premier League last season when the top-flight restarted.
Last season Bellerin helped Arsenal win the Emirates FA Cup which, claiming his third.
Also, he was in action when Arsenal beat Liverpool within the Community Shield.