Fiorentina, which has announced ten cases positive for coronavirus, has launched a fundraiser for Italian hospitals. Franck Ribery generously participated.
Ten people at Fiorentina, where former French international Franck Ribery plays, were tested positive for coronavirus, including three hospitalized, revealed Wednesday the owner of the football club, Rocco Commisso, stranded in the United States.
“At Fiorentina, the situation is getting worse, we have three of our coaches and doctors who are in the hospital and other people who have coronavirus but who are at home, he listed on Sky Sport Italia. We have between 8 and 10 people who have been affected by this unfortunate disease (among the players Vlahovic, Pezzella and Cutrone, editor’s note.) We therefore want to be on the front line to help all the citizens of Florence and those who work for us, c is our duty. I spoke with Iachini (the coach), Prade (sports director), Joe Barone (the president) and the poor boys who are in the hospital, I send them my greetings with all my heart, I love everything world. They didn’t let me come to Italy, otherwise I would have come to be close to them. ”
Among the infected players are Italian striker Patrick Cutrone, Argentinian defender German Pezzella and Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic. The Tuscan club has launched a fundraiser to help hospitals, in which Ribery has contributed 50,000 euros.
“I want to thank Franck, said Commisso. I was born in Italy when he is French, but we both found our home in Florence, so it is our duty to donate to this country.”
“We have started well, we have already raised 420,000 euros on a target of 500,000 euros,” he added. “The funds raised by ‘Forza e Cuore’ (Force et coeur ‘, the name of the fundraising, editor’s note) – active on the GoFundMe platform – will go mainly to the Careggi Foundation and the Santa Maria Nuova Onlus Foundation, whose mission is to provide financial support to the main hospitals facing the health crisis in the metropolitan city of Florence, “said the Florence club in a press release.