Cristiano Ronaldo And Leonardo Bonucci Donate Signed Jerseys Following Turkey Earthquake

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonardo Bonucci have provided signed jerseys to be traded off following the Turkey earthquake plea.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonardo Bonucci donated a signed jersey

According to reports, about 10,000 people are feared dead in Turkey and Syria, with several involving children hooked in the rubble after two high mass temblor.

The football community is also pitching in to aid victims of the devastating fire.

Turkish footballer Merih Demiral announced on Twitter that football legend Cristiano Ronaldo has donated an autographed shirt to benefit the relief efforts.

After receiving tens of thousands of likes, Demiral’s tweet prompted other football players to donate their own memorabilia, in a subsequent tweet.

Demiral then elaborated by saying that Leonardo Bonucci, another Juventus legend, had also contributed an autographed jersey.

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Leonardo Bonucci

Demiral, 24 years old and a member of the Serie A club Atalanta, revealed that his former Juventus teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and, Bonucci have expressed their condolences.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, the winner of five Ballon d’Or awards, joined Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr on December 31, 2022, after becoming a free agent following the mutual termination of his contract with Manchester United in November due to disagreements with manager Erik Ten Hag.

Although Demiral chose to give to the Turkish charity Ahbap, there are many other international organizations, such as the Turkish Red Crescent and Save The Children, who are now collecting donations to help those in need in Turkey and Syria.

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Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Al-Nassr

Several strong earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, 6th of February 2023, causing almost 7,800 casualties. Hours after the initial 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Turkish province of Kahramanmaras, a 7.5 magnitude aftershock hit the area.

Extreme conditions have not stopped rescue workers from searching for victims among the ruins.

Recep Tayyip, the president of Turkey, has proclaimed a state of emergency for three months in ten provinces in the country’s southeast, and aid has been flowing in from all over the world.

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Christian Atsu, a former footballer for Chelsea, was also injured in the quake.

It is thought that the 31-year-old Ghana ace was in a flat on the ninth floor when two earthquakes hit Turkey early on Monday 6th of February, 2023.

Atsu, who is married to Marie-Claire and has three children together, has been a player for Hatayspor since the summer of 2018.

Kahramanmaras, where Hatayspor is headquartered, was severely damaged by the earthquake.

The British Red Cross will get all donations for a significant ground mobilization.

Merih Demiral in action during his time at Juventus

Those who made it through the night outside in the bitter cold will soon have access to warm food, clean water, warm blankets, and makeshift shelters thanks to the efforts of the Red Crescent’s workers.

Traumatized individuals are also offered assistance.

“The magnitude of destruction inflicted by these earthquakes has been horrific,” said British Red Cross Chief Executive Mike Adamson.

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