Countries around the world are still battling the coronavirus pandemic, which has blocked normal life for weeks. While work is underway recently to return to normal life, the sacrifices made by those on the front lines should not be forgotten. Footballers are also showing their support for front-line workers, doctors and nurses. Many of them have donated money to charity, but also medicines needed to fight the virus.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus have gone one step further this week, surprising a team of Cuban doctors working in Turin by donating signed shirts. Italy was the country hit hard by the coronavirus and very early on, Serie A has decided to give away some very special gifts as a sign of gratitude.
"Italian football club Juventus sent jerseys of the team signed by their star, Cristiano Ronaldo to every Cuban doctor working in Turin to help fight the coronavirus."
"Ronaldo and team coach Maurizio Sarri wanted to thank them personally, but the COVID-19 restrictions made it impossible," said a post from Cuba Solidarity.
What a wonderful gesture.
According to The Sun, groups of doctors from Cuba have been deployed around the world - in 35 different countries - to help treat the coronavirus.
Some were sent to Turin after this city was particularly hit by the explosion and for this Ronaldo sent them the shirts with his signature. But this is not the only positive thing that CR7 has done during the pandemic. According to The Sun, he donated over 4 million euros of his salary to help Juventus stay stable with finances. Likewise he and his agent, Jorge Mendes donated 1 million euros to hospitals in Portugal to fight the virus.
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