While most Premier League players enjoy a quiet Christmas Eve with family, a Chelsea star is spending the day uniquely. Mason Mount is playing video games for charity on Christmas Eve – on December 24th he will engage in competitive action.
Mount is thus not taking to the field on Friday; instead, he is swapping his football boots for a controller.
In doing so, the England international is giving four families a Christmas Eve they will never forget. He will take them on in some festive gaming fun today.
Mason Mount Is Playing Video Games for Charity on Christmas Eve
Chelsea’s Mason Mount is a patron for Together for Short Lives. This is a charity that helps the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families across the UK.
And as part of his contribution, the 22-year-old midfielder has been joining young gamers for one-on-one matches. These gaming matches are streamed live on Twitch and YouTube, and the proceeds all go to charity.
Mount, much like most other gamers, has been getting schooled on Mario Kart.
However, the talented midfielder has proven a tough challenger on Mario Party. But even that’s only when he and 11-year-old Bethany combine to form a ‘dream team’.
He has also turned out to be surprisingly good at Let’s Dance. In fact, his young opponent Ruby told him to “go on Britain’s Got Talent with moves like that” in reaction.
In actuality, Mount found the experience more exhausting than he expected. He has even gone so far as to confess that it made him “more tired than playing a whole match!”
“I’ve played against some incredible opponents in my career, but today’s are the ultimate VIPs! And they really gave me a run for my money!” Mount exclaimed.
“It was great to combine two of my passions – gaming and Together for Short Lives. I’m so pleased to have been a part of some special new family memories for the children I met today… even if one of them admitted that he benches me when he plays FIFA!
“I hope today’s stream helps to raise vital funds and awareness for this important charity. Happy Holidays.”