Since he was out injured for the whole month of March, AC Milan forward Mario Mandzukic has donated his March salary to charity.
Mario Mandzukic was injured and unavailable to play for AC Milan in March.— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 16, 2021
He asked not to receive his salary for the month—instead, it went direct to charity. pic.twitter.com/m4oc6HJsMy
Since joining AC Milan in January, Mandzukic has only played 158 minutes. With a hamstring injury, the 34-year-old Croatian missed the whole month of March.
The money will go to Fondazione Milan, the club's youth charity, according to Milan president Paolo Scaroni.
“It’s an exceptional gesture which demonstrates the ethics and professionalism of Mario Mandžukić and his respect for Milan,” Scaroni said Friday.
“The club will thus have the opportunity to further support the Fondazione Milan for projects in favor of young people in conditions of socio-economic and educational fragility, in which sport is a tool for social inclusion.”