The Portuguese and Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo have put up his signed Portugal shirt for auction to raise funds and donate to the victims of La Palma.
Over 3,000 buildings were destroyed in La Palma after a sudden volcanic erosion occurred. While the citizens look for help, Ronaldo signed his Portuguese shirt and put it up for sale which is expected to bring in something huge to donate to them. He also left a message of warm support to the affected people.
According to Marca, Cristiano Ronaldo wrote “Not even the force of a volcano will be able to defeat La Palma. All my support for the beautiful island.”
24th December 2021 is the day fixed for the bidding of the shirt.
The player is an ambassador of many international organisations. He’s the current ambassador for Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision.
This is not the first time Cristiano Ronaldo has shown his act of kindness and benevolence, as in the past he’s shown many examples.
In 2019, when Coronavirus was discovered, the player donated a sum of €900,000 to three hospitals in Portugal.
Also when he played for Juventus, he became the first player to take a salary pay cut due to clubs inability to pay players their full salaries which were a result of economic breakdown caused by the pandemic.
More also, he asked his Portuguese teammates to donate 50% of their salary bonuses to help in fighting the virus.
Some of Ronaldo’s most honoured individual awards were also once raised for auction. His 2011 European Golden Boot and his 2013 Ballon d’Or were sold, and the money was sent to Ghaza for school building and the Make-A-Wish foundation.
The Portuguese star and the victims of La Palma will be hoping that the jersey bring in much fund so that it will be used to minimize the lost caused by the disaster.