PSG sell out special jerseys, raise Sh23m for hospitals

PSG sell out special jerseys, raise Sh23m for hospitals
FILE PHOTO - March 11, 2020 General view outside the stadium before the match which will be played behind closed doors as the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world UEFA Pool/Handout via REUTERS

Paris St Germain have raised Sh23 million for local healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus outbreak with the release of a limited edition jersey, the Ligue 1 champions have said.

The shirt is a replica of PSG’s current home strip but has the words ‘Tous Unis’ (All Together) where the main sponsor logo usually sits and features badges pledging support to doctors.

The French champions confirmed on Twitter they had sold out a batch of 1,500 shirts via their online store on Thursday night, with all the proceeds going to Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris.

“We cannot be grateful enough for the tremendous and courageous work that healthcare staff are doing every day to deal with this emergency,” PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi said.

More than 25,000 people in France have been infected by the virus and over 1,300 have died, according to Reuters tally.

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