Reports have emerged saying that former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva donated his Lyon wages to charity during injury lay-off in his first season.
Rafael joined Lyon in 2015 but endured a tough first season with the French club after suffering a hamstring injury and the Lyon defender donated his wages to charity during his injury lay-off.
Rafael picked up a hamstring injury early in the campaign, restricting him to just 18 starts in Ligue 1.
He has since become a first-team regular but has revealed he donated his wages to the club’s charity, OL Foundation.
“I like to play and I like to be paid for doing that, but I wasn’t playing,” he is quoted as telling L’Equipe.
“I’m happy to have done that for the kids, but it was good for me too. It helped me.”
Rafael decided to use his money to pay for a robot, allowing children in hospital to speak to players on match days. Continue reading “RAFAEL DONATES WAGES TO CHARITY”