19-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe, who won the Young Player Award in the recently concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup, has reportedly decided to donate all his World Cup earnings to charity. Mbappe won the award for scoring 4 goals in 7 games and guided his team France to lift the World Cup.
According to the reports, Mbappe is donating around $500,000 (Rs 3.42 crore) to Premiers de Cordée association which conducts sports activities for differently-abled children. Mbappe has been associated with this charity organization since 2017.
Mbappe is getting all the praise on Twitter as some users are calling him ‘generous’. Here are some of the reactions:
Like most international footballers already do. So generous. This really shouldn’t be news
— Jon Brooks (@jonsbrooks1984) July 16, 2018
A class act that all young people should follow. Setting the standards for future players.
— oscar arreaga (@oscararreaga121) July 17, 2018
French Striker Kylian Mbappe has opted to donate his earnings from France’s triumphant 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign to charity… An inspiration for all#charitytuesday #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/67Yl1akEFa
— Mercy Foundation (@MercyFoundatio2) July 17, 2018
He has the heart of Christ. Christ was always about taking care of the poor, healing them, selling all you have and sharing among the poor. Even most pastors in Nigeria particularly don’t have this heart. God bless you son
— Wale Gbeminiyi (@WaleSupo) July 17, 2018
That’s why these players with good hearts will always progress positively in life.
— ademola majekodunmi (@felix4jesus) July 17, 2018
Meanwhile, 2018 FIFA World Cup champions arrived in Paris on Monday with their golden trophy, after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow. Players led a victory parade in an open bus in front of hundreds of thousands of people gathered to greet their champs.
France waited for 20 long years to grab their second FIFA WC trophy.