Rafael da Silva Ex-Man Utd defender gave wages to charity whilst Injured at Lyon

Lyon defender Rafael donated his wages to charity during his injury lay-off.

  • Published:
play Ex-Man Utd defender gave wages to charity whilst Injured at Lyon
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva has proved himself to be one of football’s good guys after it was revealed he recently gave away his wages whilst he was sidelined through injury.

Even if you’re not his biggest fan, it’s hard to not be impressed by this incredible gesture he made at new club Lyon.

The 26-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in the first month after his arrival at the Ligue 1 side, which kept him out until October.

Rather than focus on his own rehabilitation, Rafael went straight to Lyon’s board and refused to take wages until he was fit again.

When the board said they weren’t allowed to not pay him, he decided to give his wages to the club’s charity (OL Foundation).

He was offered various different options that the money could go towards and he decided to pay for a robot that allowed hospitalised children to communicate with players on match days.

‘I like to play and I like to be paid for doing that, but I wasn’t playing,’ he told L’Equipe.

The club put them on pitch-side and in the dressing room during games to bring stricken youngsters some unique entertainment on the ward.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Sex Scandal Top GFA officials suspended by FIFA for sexual harassmentbullet
2 Black Stars "I will thank Jose Mourinho for my life"- Sulley Muntaribullet
3 Black Stars This beautiful Christian Atsu photo on Facebook is pure...bullet
4 Breaking News Michael Essien's wife buys club in Italybullet
5 Ghana Premier League Juju scandal hits Hearts-Kotoko clash againbullet
6 The Mystery Top seven juju scandals that rocked Hearts-Kotoko...bullet
7 Friendly Match Ghana line-up friendly against Mexico in USAbullet
8 Messi in Cocaine Business? Lionel Messi branded cocaine...bullet
9 Herbert Addo Former Black Stars coach admitted at 37...bullet
10 Steve Smith Australian skipper, Warner dominate India...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Afriyie Acquah scores a screamer against Inter Milan in Serie Abullet
2 Video Hearts 1-0 Kotoko - highlightsbullet
3 Video Watch KP Boateng's magnificent goal against Real Madridbullet
4 Video Juju scandal rocks Africa U-20 Championship finalbullet
5 Video The bizarre penalty decision that landed ref J.O Lamptey...bullet
6 Hearts 1-0 Kotoko This footage vindicates referee Samuel Sukahbullet
7 Video Anas Mohammed thanks his wife & girlfriend in man of...bullet
8 Video Kevin-Prince Boateng is worshipped in Las Palmas as god!bullet
9 Video Top ten best goals ever by Ghanaians in the Bundesligabullet
10 Video Flings Owusu-Agyapong finishes 2nd in...bullet

Sports