👏🏽 Neymar emerges as anonymous benefactor of €882,000 to help fight the coronavirus pandemic | Futaa.com Kenya
👏🏽 Neymar emerges as anonymous benefactor of €882,000 to help fight the coronavirus pandemic
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👏🏽 Neymar emerges as anonymous benefactor of €882,000 to help fight the coronavirus pandemic

The worldwide fight against the coronavirus pandemic has reached crisis levels in various countries and prominent figures around the world are pitching in to help. 

Neymar has emerged as the anonymous benefactor of £775,000 (€882,000) to help the global fight.

The Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil superstar has split his donation between humanitarian aid organization UNICEF and another solitary fund created in Brazil. 

Neymar made the gesture secretly and follows Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the latest high-profile footballer to lend financial support to the cause. However, he was then revealed as the benefactor of the funds on Brazilian television. 

Brazilian presenter Chris Flores told Fofocalizando: "Neymar donated £775,00 to fight COVID.

"He made this donation at the beginning of last week. Part of it went to UNICEF, and part to that solidarity fund that was created by artists.

"He preferred not to publicly disclose [the donation], so we're telling everyone because as soon as we pull the ear, we also talk when the person does something nice.

"We have this information, I brought it to you. We really think it's a very cool, very positive attitude, and one that serves as an incentive for other sportsmen, for other personalities."

Several elite clubs have already seen their playing staff agree to significant pay cuts during the crisis. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid's players have agreed to slash their salaries by 70%. 

Former Barcelona, Tottenham and England striker Gary Lineker told Sky Sports News he remains hopeful Premier League players will take pay cuts after seeing top European clubs take the lead in that regard.