The captain’s armband of Cristiano Ronaldo that was thrown to the ground of the Belgrade’s Maracana after the Serbia’s World Cup qualifier match against Portugal, was bought by Mozzartbet at a humanitarian auction, providing €64,000 (sh.8.2M) for the medical treatment of little Gavrilo Djurdjevic!
Gavrilo, born on September 7th 2020 was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease SMA 1 (spinal muscle atrophy type 1) three months after his birth.
The auction was hosted online through Limundo platform by the organization “Together for Life”, which ended this morning at 9.38AM, when Mozzart’s offer was declared the highest.
“We decided to participate in the auction, primarily because of its humanitarian cause, together with the strong desire to awaken the importance of social responsibility in other individuals, companies and organizations” said Borjan Popović, Director of the Corporate communications at Mozzartbet.
“For many years now, Mozzartbet has been helping many organizations to raise money for the treatment of children. We immediately joined the auction with the desire, not only to raise the required amount for the little Gavrilo but also to raise the awareness of how much necessary it is for all of us to be united and to continuously provide the support to such actions.” he continued
“The auction got the entire Serbia moving, which is why we hope that as many people as possible will now get involved and help and in accordance to their financial capacities – said Mr. Borjan
As mentioned, Ronaldo angrily threw down his armband near the touchline after his injury-time goal was disallowed. After the match, it was picked up by a young firefighter on duty Djordje Vukicevic, with the human purpose of helping little Gavrilo.