AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has set up an online fundraiser to help curb the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.
According to the website accepting donations, Ibrahimovic donated €100,000 to get the fund started and five hours into the post and opening, the are the numbers; €125,488 raised of €1,000,000 goal, and 966 people have donated.
In this dramatic moment for Italy, we created a fundraiser for Humanitas hospitals.I count on the generosity of my colleagues and of those who want to make even a small donation. Let’s together kick the CoronaVirus away and win this match! https://t.co/6o2cvUwEK6 pic.twitter.com/xhwECFFNTA— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) March 18, 2020
"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," Ibrahimovic said in a video message.
A statement on the site reads: "In this moment of extreme emergency that Italy is facing we have decided to organize a fundraiser that will be directly donated to Humanitas to help strengthen Intensive Care and First Aid at the hospitals of Rozzano / Milan, Bergamo, Castellanza (VA) and Turin."
The former Manchester United striker is counting on the generosity of colleagues and professional athletes to contribute, but none has come forward yet.