Les Ferdinand: ‘People talk a lot but it’s actions that count after Grenfell’

22 February 2018 11:00
QPR’s director of football is up for an award for his part in the fundraising after the 14 June inferno and is inextricably linked with the tragedy after growing up on the same Lancaster West estateIt has been eight months since the inferno tore through Grenfell Tower, killing 71 people and forcing hundreds from their homes. Of that number, 152 households are still to be rehoused, despite a promise from the prime minister that the process would take no more than three weeks.“It’s ridiculous to think that these people who lost loved ones, lost friends, are still holed up in hotels,” Les Ferdinand says. “People do a lot of talking about what’s right and what’s wrong but it’s the actions that count. And we’ve not done enough.”When I first came in the door [at QPR] I talked to some of the players and said: ‘I come where you come from.' I’ve had some of them knock on the door since and talk to me for hours. Not just about football, about their life Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian