Agger follows up Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s act of kindness…
Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger earned plaudits around the world after he came to the rescue of the Danish homeless team this week, as he paid for them to fly to the World Cup in Chile.
According to the Metro, the 29-year-old sought out the charity supporting the team, after learning of the trouble they were having raising money for the trip to Santiago.
Agger paid the remaining £2,100 that they required to cover the cost of the tournament, ensuring that the eight participating players will be able to fly to South America in October.
Charity worker, Frits Ahlstrom, said to Danish television channel TV2: “I talked to [Agger] and told him that we still had 20,000 krone to go, and he replied without hesitation: ‘I’ll give it you.'”
He added: “There is no substitute for class and Daniel has it on as well as off the field – as a player and a person.”
The source adds that Agger’s act of kindness comes just a month after Zlatan Ibrahimovic forked out £30,000 to see the Swedish disabled team go to the World Cup – despite having only been asked to supply a signed shirt for raffle.
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