You just can’t help but love Kylian Mbappe and you’ll be endeared to him even more knowing that he is donating all of his World Cup match fees to charity.
The £166 million star well and truly arrived on the world stage today, scoring a brilliant brace and producing a Man of the Match performance in the sensational 4-3 round of 16 win over Argentina.
Seeing a 19-year old lad tear it up in the World Cup was quite wonderful and you can’t help but be buzzing for the PSG forward, especially given he’s doing his bit for charity throughout the tournament.
It’s common knowledge that England players donate the entirety of their international fees, but it isn’t always the case for other nations.
Mbappe, however, has made the kind decision to give his national team wage a different association after every game because he doesn’t feel he should earn money to represent his country.
The 2017 Golden Boy award winner is entitled to £17,000 plus bonuses for every game he plays, but being a patron of the Preiers de Cordees association, a charity which looks to organise sports activities for children with disabilities, he doesn’t deem it to be necessary and so has made the wonderful gesture, as per L’Equipe.
It’s also said that Mbappe’s actions have prompted other compatriots to take a leaf out of his book, namely Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti.
A class act on and off the pitch. Keep shining, Kylian.
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