Video: Ibrahimovic pledges support to Humanitas – “Let’s kick the Coronavirus away”

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched his own fundraiser to try and help Humanitas hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italy has been the hardest hit country by the coronavirus outbreak aside from China. As per AlJazeera, the country reported 345 new coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours taking its total death toll to 2,503 – an increase of 16 percent.

While there is no action on the field, a lot of football clubs and players have lent their support and influence to the emergency response efforts, and Milan made a €250,000 donation to help local hospitals, with players and staff also donating a day’s wages.

Now, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched another initiative in addition to the chewing gum one he revealed earlier in the week. He published a video on his official Instagram page, with the following caption…

“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. I decided, together with the people who are working with me, to create a fundraiser for Humanitas hospitals and to use my communication power to spread the message wider.

“It’s a serious issue and we need a concrete help that’s not just about a video. I count on the generosity of my colleagues, of all professional athletes and of those who want to make a small or large donation according to their possibilities, to kick this virus away.

“Together we can really help hospitals and doctors and nurses who selflessly work every day to save our lives. Because today we are the ones cheering for them!

“Let’s kick the Coronavirus away together and win this match!
And remember: if the virus don’t go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus!”

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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. I decided, together with the people who are working with me, to create a fundraiser for Humanitas hospitals and to use my communication power to spread the message wider. It’s a serious issue and we need a concrete help that’s not just about a video. I count on the generosity of my colleagues, of all professional athletes and of those who want to make a small or large donation according to their possibilities, to kick this virus away. Together we can really help hospitals and doctors and nurses who selflessly work every day to save our lives. Because today we are the ones cheering for them! Let’s together kick the CoronaVirus away and win this match! And remember: if the virus don’t go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus! Link in bio

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