Coronavirus: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Launches Fundraising in Italy

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Like many celebrities, Zlatan Ibrahimović is also helping out to help fight the coronavirus. The AC Milan player has launched a fundraiser in Italy, the most affected country in Europe, which has been in containment for a few days.

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimović launched an online fundraiser on Wednesday, March 18 to help hospitals in Italy fight the Covid-19. Swede aims to reach 1 million euros.

The former L.A Galaxy alumnus donated 100,000 euros. He quickly raised an additional 15,700 euros. All the money raised will be “directly donated to Humanities to help strengthen the intensive care and emergency units of hospitals in Milan, Bergamo, Castellanza and Turin,” the collection said.

“Italy has always given me so much and in this dramatic moment I want to give back more to this country I love,” said Ibrahimović in a video message posted on his Twitter account.

brahimović, 38, joined Milan in January from the Los Angeles Galaxy. He also played for the Italian clubs’ Inter Milan and Juventus.

The former Swedish international added that he was counting on “the generosity of my colleagues, all professional athletes and those who want to make a small or big donation according to their possibilities, to repel this virus”.

Ibrahimović, known for his unusual personality and outspoken comments, often refers to himself in the third person. He ended his message by saying, “And remember, if the virus doesn’t go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus.”

As a reminder, Italy is the second country hardest hit with more than 31,500 cases of virus and 2,503 deaths.