Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched a fundraiser to assist combat coronavirus and has known as on fellow footballers to assist “kick this virus away”.
The AC Milan striker performs in Italy, the nation to this point worst affected by the pandemic apart from China.
It seems Ibrahimovic has made two 50,000 euro (£46,054) donations.
“Italy has always given me so much and, in this dramatic moment, I want to give back even more to this country that I love,” Ibrahimovic stated on Instagram.
“I rely on the generosity of my colleagues, of all skilled athletes and of those that wish to make a small or massive donation in accordance with their prospects, to kick this virus away.
“Together we are able to actually assist hospitals and docs and nurses who selflessly work each day to save lots of our lives. Because immediately we’re those cheering for them!
“Let’s together kick the coronavirus away and win this match!”
An hour after Ibrahimovic’s submit, the fund had raised 109,652 euros (£100,999).
And with Zlatan being Zlatan, there was a traditional line from the veteran striker.
He completed his submit by saying: “And remember: if the virus doesn’t go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus!”
Culled from BBCSports.