MANCHESTER City’s Yaya Toure and his agent Dimitri Seluk have said they will donate £100,000 to help victims of Monday’s suicide bomb attack in Manchester.
Twenty-two people, including many children, were killed and dozens more were injured after an explosion following an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.
Toure reportedly was moved to help when he saw details of the first victims emerging, including eight-year old Saffie Rose Roussos.
Toure tweeted, “Such terrible news in Manchester. Thoughts and prayers with all those affected.”
Seluk, meanwhile, told Sky Sports: “The news an eight-year-old girl went to see her favourite singer and didn’t return home is too much to bear.
“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.
“Those of us lucky enough to work every day in football can do so because of the generosity of fans across the world.
“Yaya is from Ivory Coast, I am Russian. It doesn’t matter. Today is a chance for those of us in football to help out.
“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.”
Several reports have said that Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola’s wife and two daughters were also in attendance on Monday, but managed to avoid injury.Advertisement