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Neymar Donates $1Million To Fight Coronavirus Pandenic

Neymar is chilling out the pandemic era at his luxury villa in Mangaratiba, a resort town outside Rio.

Brazilian superstar Neymar has donated $1 million to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in his country Brazil, according to TV network SBT news.

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The Paris Saint-Germain star, who may be leaving the club soon should bidders hit the benchmark, donated part of the money to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and sent the rest to a charitable fund that was created by his friend “Luciano Huck”, a Brazilian TV presenter.

Efforts made to reach Neymar for details was unfruitful as his press office declined to comment, saying: “We never talk about donations or amounts.”

Neymar who’s currently 28, actively joined in the footstep of his PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe, who last month donated handsomely, although the amount was not disclosed to the media, it was sent to a French charity to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luciano Huck, who has been linked to a possible presidential election candidate in Brazil’s 2022 general elections, launched his fund initiative to help poor Rio de Janeiro neighbourhoods, mostly those who’re more vulnerable to coronavirus pandemic.

Neymar’s donations come after world high-paid football stars come under pressure to let go part of their salaries amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has placed a stop on the sporting world and left some clubs battling to pay their staff salary.

Neymar is chilling out the pandemic era at his luxury villa in Mangaratiba, a resort town outside Rio.

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Neymar was criticised last week after a photo of him relaxing with a group of friends on a beach volleyball court surfaced on social media, even as half the world’s population, including Brazilians, are staying at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The Brazilian superstar’s press team said he wasn’t receiving visitors and was in quarantine at a “completely isolated” residence with people he travelled with from France.

ViaAFP
Alice Campbell for SurgeZirc UK
Alice Campbell for SurgeZirc UK
Alice Campbell is a highly skilled and experienced royal writer, currently working with SurgeZirc UK. With a passion for journalism and a keen interest in the royal family, Alice has established herself as a prominent figure in the field.
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