- Antonio Rudiger has joined the cause to celebrate front-liners in the fight against coronavirus
- The Chelsea star paid for huge number of pizzas enough to feed 420 nurses
- He ensured that the items are distributed across 13 hospitals in Germany his home country
For being on the frontline in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus, Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger has donated huge number of pizzas enough for 13 hospitals to feed 420 nurses.
The 27-year-old expressed gratitude to those working to contain the pandemic saying he wanted to appreciate all they are doing.
With just days before Christmas, the player paid for the number of pizzas and distributed it across 13 hospitals in Germany.
It was gathered that he also ensured it reached the Vivantes Clinic in Neukolln where he grew up.
As reported by DFB via SunSport, Rudiger said:
"Of course I also heard in London through the news and through friends and family how the corona situation at home has clearly deteriorated again in recent weeks.
"That is really tragic. The people who work in the corona intensive care units are currently doing a great job. For me, these are all women and men of honour.
"These people cannot be thanked enough for all their services in this very difficult time."
This is coming barely two months that his team-mate at Chelsea, Reece James, joined the fight against hunger in the United Kingdom by donating £10,000 to London food charity.
The star defender was also said to have promised to raise further £100,000 when he turns 21 on December this year.
James has however joined fellow countryman Marcus Rashford who has also been involved in the fight against child poverty.
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He is launching a fundraising page to help the charity with its mission to deliver at least 19 million meals by the end of this year with every £10 donated delivers enough food for 61 meals.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea defender Reece James was left fuming after thieves broke into his car and made away with Christmas gifts.
It was gathered that the player was engaged in volunteering work at the time of the unfortunate incident. According to the report, the 21-year-old Blues' defender found windows of his Mercedes smashed and presents all taken away.
An angry James has since taken to Instagram to lament over the incident, revealing he was set to donate the gifts to the underprivileged.
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