Football Update: Italian football club AS Roma to auction shirts for Indian state Kerala flood relief.
Italian football club AS Roma on Friday announced that it will auction off five match-worn shirts from the players of the team to help raise funds for flood victims for Indian state, Kerala.
AS Roma’s official English twitter handle said, “After AS Roma’s first home match, the club will auction off five match shirts from our first team players to help raise fund to donate to RebuildKerala.”
The Italian club will play its first home match against Atalanta BC on August 28 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The Serie A side expressed solidarity and also urged its fans to donate for the rebuild Kerala.
AS Roma English tweeted “The thoughts of every player at ASRoma are with those affected by the floods in Kerala that have caused so much devastation.
We are in touch with the authorities to see what support we can offer. Fans can also donate to the relief fund @ “https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/ “
English football club Liverpool FC also tweeted and asked its fans to help the victims of the flood in Kerala.
LFC India tweeted “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods. Those who want to help in any way can reach out to our official supporters club in the state – @KeralaReds,”.
Spanish football club #FC Barcelona had also expressed their condolences to the families of the victims in Kerala flood.
Barcelona said through a Facebook post “FC Barcelona expresses its condolences to the families of the victims of the floods in India and offers its support to all those affected by the flood,”.
The Indian state, Kerala is struggling to find its feet after the devastating floods that left 231 people dead and displaced over 14 lakh people.