Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Donates Money For An Aid Campaign During The Holy Month Of Ramadan.

Arsenal’s star Mesut Ozil has donated 713,000 Turkish liras ($101,000) to the Turkish Red Crescent for an aid campaign for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The donation will be used to provide iftar, the evening meal to break the daily fast during the month to 16,000 people in Turkey, Syria and Somalia according to the group.

Families in Turkey and Syria will receive 2,000 food packages through Ozil’s donation, while 90,000 iftar (food) packages will be distributed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Kerem Kinik, head of the Turkish Red Crescent, thanked the London-based footballer for the donation.

“We will deliver the packages provided with the donation of my brother Mesut to people in need as soon as possible,” he said.

The 31-year-old, has been one of Arsenal's highest earning players and also one of the most generous Footballers in the planet, after signing from Real Madrid for £42.5million six years ago, with a whopping £350,000-a-week salary.

He recently came under huge criticism for rejecting a 12.5 per cent pay cut due to the coronavirus crisis, but explained that he didn't accept the agreement as he did not want to rush into a decision.

The 2014 World Cup Winner, has one year left on his contract with Arsenal, and has been heavily linked with a move to Turkish club side Fernabahce this summer.

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