Fundraiser For Young Crying German Supporter From Euro 2020 Match Hits £10,000
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The JustGiving page was set up after the youngster was subject to vile, xenophobic abuse following England's win against Germany in the Euros on Tuesday (29 June).
Rather than celebrate the win in a normal way, some so-called football fans decided to target the youngster, who was shown on TV crying.
Former England star Stan Collymore slammed the vile messages, including one from a man who called the child a 's***', alongside the caption: "No words necessary."
The nasty messages were met with a huge backlash, with fans condemning the vile posts and those who wrote them.
One person wrote: "Appalling but not surprising. Incredible that some call this banter.
"How low have standards got in the country and how hard can it be to see this image and just scroll past?
"Just hope they don't have kids of their own. Imagine the attitudes they must pass on if they do."
Another wrote: "All comments made here are disgusting. I hope these people all reported and kicked off social media.
"I'd like to think [it's] the minority making the rest of us look bad."
A third person commented: "Really? She's only about 10. Some absolute weapons in this world, makes me ashamed to be English.
"It's bad enough when directed at adults... but kids who are at a football game and care if their team don't win? Hard men aren't they."
While Gary Lineker added: "Absolutely disgusting. Sickening xenophobia."
But condemnation wasn't quite enough for one bloke who decided to set up a JustGiving page entitled, 'weʼre raising £500 to show this little German supporter that not everyone in the UK is horrible'.
And now, just a couple of days later, the fundraiser has smashed through its £500 and is not sitting at more than £10,000.
In an update on the fundraising page he wrote: "Morning all, again, thanks for the awesome support! I've not contacted the parents yet but have had some strong leads and am in connection with some German journalists.
"I'm going to come up with a cut off date after which this campaign will end. Then, if I'm in contact with the family, they shall get all the funds.
"If not, all funds will go to a suitable charity. I would prefer the former but hey ho - having some good come out of this is the main point."
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