Playing for the Planet Episode 1 – Patrick Bamford: “Imagine being Leeds' No 9 in the PL, and having an iconic celebration…”

We start our series with Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford – it’s the first time that he has spoken at length on the topic of climate change. In this exclusive chat with Sky Sports presenter David Garrido, Bamford explains what his motives are for fighting against the climate emergency, just how he came up with the “Bolt for Planet” celebration, despite what Aston Villa fans thought he was saying with the gesture! The 28-year-old talks openly about making changes to his life to reduce his own carbon footprint, how it’s ok to be an imperfect environmentalist, how he tries to inspire the youth of tomorrow, and find out which rival striker has been such an inspiration for him to continue his impactful work.

By David Garrido