Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger sponsored 11 needy kids for various surgeries in Sierra Leone.
The kids were suffering from cleft lips, burns and deformations.
The 26-year-old German said, “Proud of my origins in Sierra Leone and happy to give something back.”
Proud of my origins in Sierra Leone 🇸🇱💚 And happy to give something back 🙏🏾🤲🏾 Together with the team of BigShoe we could make it possible again to help 11 children in need with surgeries. They were suffering from cleft lips, burns and deformations. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/3yFHPqYoBk
— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) December 23, 2019
Rudiger’s mother Lily is from Sierra Leone, while his dad Matthias is a German.
The player was allegedly racially abused on Sunday during the Tottenham Hotspur clash.
He signalled at his captain Cesar Azpilicueta and referee Anthony Taylor that he had been a victim of offensive gestures during the second half of the game.
The uncalled for gestures came after Hotspur player Heung-min Son was sent off for a kick out at Rudiger.