Germany Football Star, Mesut Ozil’s representative denies allegations that he was set to donate his $600,000 World Cup winnings to the children of Gaza.
“The claim that Mesut Ozil donated money to Gaza is not true,” said the midfielder’s representative Roland Eitel.
“Maybe in the future, who knows? He donated money to causes in Brazil and he is now on holiday.”
Ozil announced on his Facebook page that he had paid 23 Brazilian children’s surgeries due to Germany’s extra-time win over Argentina.
“Prior to the WorldCup I supported the surgery of eleven sick children [in Brazil]. Since the victory of the WorldCup is not only due to eleven players but to our whole team, I will now raise the number to 23,” he wrote.
Ozil, however, did not confirm the donation himself and the reports of his Gaza generosity have now been disputed.
The Arsenal Star, Mesut Ozil is from a Turkish descent and a practising Muslim who recites the Quran before games. He recently have not been fasting due to the tournament (World Cup) that fell on the holy month of Ramadan.
In other news, Algeria donated their £5.25m prize money to the people of Gaza.
Striker Islam Slimani said that the entire squad donated the money to Gaza because ”they need it more than us”.