Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has donated $100,000 dollars to Muslim affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the wake of the Ramadan.
The Arsenal midfielder plays for Germany but is of Turkish origin has pledged to support his fellow Muslims by providing food and aid for over 16,000 people during the Ramadan period.
Mesut Ozil, who is one of the highest-paid Arsenal players after he joined the gunners on 2nd September 2013 from Real Madrid for a reported fee of €50 million euros.
Turkish red crescent a non-governmental organization, with this, will be able to give (Iftar) a dinner used to break the fast to families in Turkey and Syria.
“At the Red Crescent, we stand by those in need 365 days a year. A spokesman for the organisation said.
“Of course, we do this thanks to donations made by philanthropist friends who follow our work. As donations increase, we will be able to reach even more people in need.
“Thanks to our brother Mesut, we will be able to deliver packages provided to people in need delivering them as soon as possible.”
The substitution we are all waiting for 🔁🙏🏼
Covid-19 _ OUT ❌🦠
Football _ IN ❤️⚽ pic.twitter.com/KitEEq8ntB
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) May 2, 2020
The world cup winner also Secretly pays for operations of over 1000 children and assist the homeless.
The 31-year-old has come under heavy criticism for being one of the three Arsenal players that refused to take a Pay cut as the gunners seek ways to manage the financial crisis due to the pandemic.