Plenty of Liverpool fans have been rushing to laud Sadio Mane after comments he made about the importance of helping people living in poverty in his native Senegal.
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Ghanaian media outlet NsemWoha.com reported quotes from the 27-year-old Liverpool forward [via Empire of the Kop] in which he said: “Why would I want 10 Ferraris, 20 diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world?
“I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I win thanks to football, I can help my people.”
Mane, who earns £150,000 a week according to This Is Anfield, has previously made several philanthropic contributions around Liverpool and to communities in Africa.
According to Empire of the Kop, he has donated old Liverpool shirts to children in countries such as Malawi and has funded numerous projects, including schools and houses, in the Senegalese village where he grew up.
Empire of the Kop added that he has helped with cleaning his local mosque in Liverpool and claimed that he makes other charitable and voluntary contributions which haven’t been publicised.
“Why would I want 10 Ferraris, 20 watches or 2 planes? I survived hard times, played football bare-footed, did not have an education. Today I can help my people – build schools, stadiums and buy clothes & food. I prefer my people receive some of what life has given me” – Sadio. pic.twitter.com/y2WnEVZV7V
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) October 14, 2019
Liverpool fan @Kloppholic on Twitter shared some of Mane’s quotes to followers, with plenty of Reds supporters tweeting to show their enormous respect and appreciation for the words and deeds of the Senegal international:
Just when you thought you couldn’t love the guy anymore. He’s a class act on and off the pitch
— Lee (@Leem81) October 14, 2019
What a guy. Unbelievable the generosity he shows. He makes me want to be a better person
— gordon o loughlin (@locky666) October 14, 2019
Respect to such a decent human being
— Forever_LFC (@LFC_NWA) October 15, 2019
“Celebrities” could learn a thing or 2 from Mane, such a humble human being and amazing footballer as well
— faynts (@NabKeita) October 14, 2019
This is when you know where you came from. What a guy. Well done sadio. You lead while others follow. I’m proud of you.
— Tram (@Tram25015503) October 15, 2019
What a guy hard not to love this guy
— Sean (@sean3648) October 14, 2019
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