Cristiano Ronaldo’s signed kit to be auctioned to support Turkey earthquake victims
The proceeds from the auction of a signed shirt belonging to Cristiano Ronaldo that Merih Demiral owns will go toward disaster assistance.
In the wake of Monday’s 7.7-magnitude earthquake, which caused hundreds of structures to fall and at least one professional football player to die, Demiral promised to do whatever he can to help those affected by the natural disaster. He has a signed Ronaldo shirt from his time at Juventus in his own kit collection, and after chatting with the Al-Nassr forward, he will auction the item.
Cristiano and I just chatted,” Demiral tweeted. “He expressed his sadness over what had occurred in Turkey. Ronaldo’s autographed jersey from my collection is up for auction. The earthquake zone will receive all of the auction’s revenues.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Demiral’s post earned tens of thousands of likes right once, and now other football players are putting their own memorabilia up for sale. In a subsequent tweet, he stated: “I then spoke with Leonardo Bonucci. He conveyed his sorrow and remarked that Turkey supports our people. Additionally, he claimed to have provided a signed Juventus jersey.”
Furthermore, Demiral now plays for Atalanta after playing with Ronaldo at Juventus. The 24-year-old has 35 senior caps with Turkey at the international level.
WHAT WILL FUNDRAAISING DO NEXT?
Demiral prefers to give to the Turkish charity Ahbap, while other international groups now taking donations as they assist those in need in Turkey and Syria include the Turkish Red Crescent and Save The Children.