Footballers at Leyton Orient have caused a stir on social media after a video emerged of them celebrating their recent win by singing a worship song in their changing room.
The video was shared by the Christian group ‘Ballers in God’ on Instagram, and shows the players singing ‘Old Church Basement’, a popular Christian song by Maverick City Music and Elevation Worship.
The video has been widely shared on social media, with many people praising the players for their display of faith. Leyton Orient fans have also expressed their pride in the team, with some saying that it shows the strong values and community spirit of the club.
The footballers can be heard singing the lyrics: “Hallelujah is all I need. When I think of Your goodness and Your love for me, Oh, the joy of my salvation is coming back to me, It’s just an old hallelujah with a new melody.” The act has attracted attention from the wider football community, with several high-profile players and managers commenting on the post.
The video attracted thousands of likes on Instagram and lots of comments.
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Leyton Orient is not the first football club to have players express their faith in public. Several high-profile players, including Brazilian superstar Kaka and former England international Wayne Rooney, are known for their strong Christian beliefs.
The video has been a heart-warming and uplifting moment in what has been a difficult time for many people. It has reminded us that football can bring people together in a positive way, and that faith can play a role in this too.
In recent years, Christianity has become an increasingly prominent theme in sports. Many athletes have publicly expressed their faith, and there has been a rise in the number of Christian sports organizations and ministries.
While there are many athletes who choose to keep their faith private, those who do speak out often do so because they believe that it is an important part of who they are. For many athletes, their faith is what helps them stay focused, motivated, and grounded in their sport.