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Zlatan fundraising to help fight against coronavirus

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched a fundraiser to help hospitals fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy and is encouraging other footballers to help "kick this virus away".

The veteran AC Milan striker has spent much of his career in Italy, also enjoying spells at Inter Milan and Juventus.

Ibrahimovic has donated over 100,000 Euro after declaring "if the virus don't go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus!"

"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," he wrote on instagram.

"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!"

 

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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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