Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and his wife Anna have pledged €1 million (£924,000) to charity in order to support the effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
The Polish striker follows in the footsteps of his teammates Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich in throwing substantial financial support behind the cause.
Goretzka and Kimmich recently established their own campaign against coronavirus, called ‘We Kick Corona’, in order to raise funds for important charities and social institutions.
The Lewandowski’s generous donation matches the total that Goretzka and Kimmich spent to kickstart the campaign, and represents a shared commitment towards beating the virus.
The campaign has incentivised fellow professionals to offer financial donations. Manchester City’s Leroy Sane among others have since pledged support.
To reinforce their determination further, Robert and Anna Lewandowski appeared keen to issue an important message of hope and solidarity, in order to unify others behind the cause.
Speaking to the German newspaper Bild, they articulated their desire to see people come together and sacrifice what they can to help facilitate a successful return to normal life.
"We are all aware of the difficult situation around us", they said.
"Today we all play as a team. Let us be strong in this fight. If we can help someone, do it.
"This situation affects all of us, so we ask that you follow the instructions and listen to those who are most aware. Show responsibility!
"We believe that we will soon return to our normal life. We are in this situation together and we are through it together."
The Lewandowski’s are setting a fine example and are currently self-isolating in Bavaria, which has recently become the first state in Germany to uphold a 14-day ban on outdoor activity.
To find out more about Goretzka and Kimmich’s ‘We Kick Corona’ campaign, which the Lewandowski family have supported, click here.
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