sport news £36,000 raised by JustGiving page for German girl who was seen crying will be ...

sport news £36,000 raised by JustGiving page for German girl who was seen crying will be ...
sport news £36,000 raised by JustGiving page for German girl who was seen crying will be ...
£36,000 raised by JustGiving page for German girl who was seen crying during England's Euro 2020 victory at Wembley will be donated to CHARITY - with the family asking founder to give the cash to Unicef instead of them A fundraising page was set up for a young German fan seen crying at Wembley  Joel Hughes, who set up the page, says he did so to call out vile online abuse  The TV image of the girl attracted several abusive and xenophobic comments  A massive £36,000 was raised and the money will now be given to charity The girl's family were found and have asked for Unicef to receive the donation  Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

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The £36,000 raised by a JustGiving page for the young German supporter seen crying during their defeat against England at Wembley will be given to charity, it has been revealed.

When England went 2-0 up late into the last-16 game at Euro 2020, the camera picked out a distraught young girl in the crowd, who had to be comforted by her father.

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The image was widely shared on social media with many posting abusive, xenophobic comments, leading to a JustGiving page being set up for her - to 'show her not everyone in the UK is horrible'.

The family of the German fan seeing crying on live TV have donated their £36,000 to Unicef

The family of the German fan seeing crying on live TV have donated their £36,000 to Unicef 

Incredibly, a massive £36k was raised by the page and after the family were found, they have now returned a brilliant gesture of their own, turning down the chance to take the cash.

In a statement, the family said: 'In the interests of our daughter and our family we would like to remain private, however we wish to thank everyone for your amazing support.

'Our daughter would like to request your generous donations go to Unicef, knowing that your kindness will do good.'

At the time, many big names - including

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