Lionel Messi reportedly donates €3.5 million to help earthquake victims

Lionel Messi - Image Christian Bertrand /

World cup winner Lionel Messi has donated €3.5 million to help earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.

A post by Albiceleste News on Friday, February 10 said that Messi had through his charitable foundation made the donation, possibly the biggest private donation so far.

Many others have sacrificed their time to go and help whilst others have donated, but Lionel Messi has really taken the situation to heart with his €3.5 million donation.

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