Yaya Toure, Agent Donate £100k To Manchester Victims, As Donations Reach £1.5m In 24hrs
Yaya Toure and his agent have pledged to donate £100,000 to help victims of the Manchester terror attack.
The 34-year-old Manchester City star tweeted after the attack: “Such terrible news in Manchester. Thoughts and prayers with all those affected.”
A homemade bomb was detonated in the foyer of Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people.
“The news an eight-year-old girl went to see her favourite singer and didn’t return home is too much to bear,” his agent Dimitri Seluk told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Yaya and I want to help. We talked this morning about what happened and he asked me what [I] thought we could do.
“We have agreed to donate £50,000 each to help the victims of this terrible crime. It doesn't matter whether the victims are from Manchester or not.”
He added: “Those of us lucky enough to work every day in football can do so because of the generosity of fans around the world.
“Today is a chance for those of us in football to help out.
“My son is eight years old and I can’t imagine the pain and the suffering that the parents of Saffie will be going through today.”
Man City manager Pep Guardiola said he was in 'shock' as it emerged his wife and two children attended the fatal concert. It is understood that all three are safe and unhurt.
More than £1.5 million has been raised in 24 hours to help victims of the attack, while others have donated money to a homeless man who rushed to help children injured in the atrocity.
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