Berlin, 16 July-2014(middleeastmonitor): German footballer Mesut Ozil, who plays for Arsenal, reportedly said he is donating his World Cup earnings to the children of Gaza following his country’s triumph in the cup.
German footballer Mesut Ozil donates World Cup Earnings to Gaza Children
The German Football Association awarded each of the team’s players a €300,000 bonus for winning the cup, in addition to €150,000 following their semi-final win and other rewards for every game.
The star has had much coverage on social networking sites after he started the final against Argentina with a recitation of the Quran on the pitch, and concluded the game prostrating in thanks to God.
Ozil caused controversy after he declined to shake hands with a FIFA official because of his support for Israel.It is mentioned that Israel killed 281 people in Gaza in last 5 days and 3000 insured via airstrike bombing where 95% killed Palestinians are civilian.
Mesut Ozil is a Turkish origin German, this donation becomes viral topics in Facebook.