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Kerala floods: Italian football club AS Roma to auction jerseys for relief funds

AS Roma will auction off five match-worn shirts of its first team players to raise money to donate to the disaster fund.

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Earlier the Indian national team footballers also promised support to the victims of flash floods in Kerala. Bengaluru FC has also sent relief aid to the State. (Source: Reuters)

Italian Serie A club AS Roma said that it would be auctioning the shirts of players Alessandro Florenzi, Kostas Manolas, Patrik Schick Aleksander Kolarov and Lorenzo Pellegrini in order to raise money to donate to the disaster fund for the Kerala floods. Nearly 300 lives have been lost along with a widespread loss to property in the southern state of India. Expressing solidarity with them, the Rome-based club pitched in to help by declaring that the club will auction off five match-worn shirts of its first team players to raise money to donate to the disaster fund.

“After #ASRoma’s first home match of the Serie A season, the club will auction off five match-worn shirts from our first team players to help raise money to donate to the disaster fund to #RebuildKerala,” the club wrote in a statement on Twitter.

Earlier the Indian national team footballers also promised support to the victims of flash floods in Kerala. Bengaluru FC has also sent relief aid to the State.

AS Roma had expressed solidarity with the survivors in Kerala and stated, “The thoughts of everyone at #ASRoma are with those affected by the floods that have caused so much devastation in #Kerala. We’re in touch with the authorities to see what support we can offer. Fans can make a donation to the relief fund.”