“Like Maradona… goosebumps”
When the news of Kim Min-jae (27, Naples)’s donation became known, the Italian press also praised it.
On the 11th, the Korean Committee for UNICEF announced that Kim Min-jae, who played an active part in the 2022 Qatar World Cup national team, donated 100 million won by participating in emergency relief for children affected by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. A few days ago, Kim Min-jae posted a message on his social media, ‘Please pray for Turkey,’ and appealed for his help for Turkey, which suffered great damage from the earthquake.
The earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on the 6th has caused numerous buildings to collapse, killing more than 12,000 people. Rescue efforts are underway, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that the death toll from the quake could exceed 20,000. 안전놀이터
Kim Min-jae left Beijing Guoan (China) in August 2021 and played an active part in Fenerbahce (Turkiye), solidifying his foothold in the European big leagues. Kim Min-jae conveyed his intention of donation to share in the pain of children affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Min-jae Kim’s agency, Orange Ball, said, “Min-jae Kim has many good memories wearing the uniform of Fenerbahce in the Turkiye Super League.” “I hope that Kim Min-jae will be of some help, even if it is a small force, and I sincerely hope that our brother country, Turkiye, will regain a peaceful daily life as soon as possible,” he said.
Italy’s ‘Naples Calcio News’ quoted Italy’s ‘Corriere dello Sport’ and delivered the news of Kim Min-jae’s donation, saying, “When talking about Diego Maradona, they say ‘I never forget the person I love’, but that applies to everyone and applies to Kim Min-jae as well.” “Kim Min-jae is from devastated Turkey, and he did not forget his fans and friends and donated 70,000 euros to people affected by the earthquake, especially children.”
‘Calcio Naples 24’ also praised Kim Min-jae’s donation, saying, “Kim Min-jae’s creepy act for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria” and “amount paid for a very noble cause that is not trivial.