Amidst the catastrophic situation in Kerala, speculation is rife on social media that international football star Cristiano Ronaldo has donated Rs 77 crore to Kerala flood victims. The rumour has gone viral among the netizens. It all started when some fans requested Cristiano on Twitter, to extend his help to the Kerala flood victims in the crisis. Later, the micro-blogging site was flooded with tweets suggesting Ronaldo has already made a substantial contribution of Rs 77 crore. However, there is no confirmation on the same.
Twitterati continues to make assumptions regarding the donation. Some have labelled it as a silent contribution whereas some stated that the rumour is false. Here are some of the tweets.
Although there is no confirmation whether Ronaldo has made a contribution or not as neither the Portuguese football nor his charitable organisation has given any confirmation on it. Thus, the tweets circulating on social media are unauthentic as they have unreliable sources.
However, Liverpool CEO Peter Moore has shared a message on Twitter to pledge support of his international supporters liaison team during the Kerala crisis.
In case you didn’t know, Ronaldo is popularly known to help those in need through his charitable organisation. The most recent philanthropic contribution of 32-year-old was to auction his 2013 Ballon d’Or trophy for £600,000, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Meanwhile, the incessant rain in Kerala has made the celebrities to come forward to extend their helping hand in the crisis. Amongst them, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag are some renowned names who have pledged to support to Kerala.
According to reports, over 1 million have currently taken shelter in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala. Around 373 people have been killed and a half lakh injured during the severe rain.