Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure is the first Premier League footballer to publicly declare his intention to make a huge donation to aid those injured in the unfortunate bomb explosion which occurred at Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night.
Toure and his agent Dimitri Seluk have agreed to donate £50,000 each to those affected by the suicide bomb attack which claimed 22 lives and a further 119 were injured.
Allsoccerplanet understands a further 59 people were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the bomber named on Tuesday as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, entered the foyer and activated an improvised explosive device.
An eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, 18-year-old Georgina Callander and 26-year-old John Atkinson were among those killed in the atrocious terrorist attack.
However, touched by the harrowing details of young Saffie’s death, Seluk says he and his client Toure quickly agreed to donate the hefty sum in order to help families of the victims.
Seluk told Sky Sports News: “The news an eight-year-old girl went to see her favourite singer and didn’t return home is too much to bear. My son is eight years old and I can’t image the pain and the suffering that the parents of Saffie will be going through today.
“Yaya and I want to help. We talked this morning about what happened and he asked me what he thought we could do.
“We have agreed to donate £50,000 each to help the victims of this terrible crime. It doesn’t matter whether the victims are from Manchester or not.
“Yaya is from Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), I am Russian. It doesn’t matter. Today is a chance for those of us in football to help out.”
City manager Pep Guardiola could have lost his children and wife to the incident but they escaped the scene unharmed.