Last week Saturday, athletes and musicians participated in an online global music festival organized by Laliga for the fight against the coronavirus crisis. Funds raised will be used for the purchase of medical supplies and to support fans confined to their homes.
The charity event which raised more than €1m had Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and tennis star Rafael Nadal and many others in attendance. The sports stars participated from their homes in the three-hour event shown live to 180 countries through the league’s international broadcasters and streamed via YouTube and Facebook.
“This is something unique, with every league fan around the world, and anybody else, really, being able to contribute with their grain of sand, I’m happy to be able to participate in an initiative like this. It’s a very difficult situation, and for the league to be able to do something like this, it makes players, clubs and fans very proud, It’s nice to see that when people need us, we can unite. I’m proud to be part of something like this, It will be difficult, we will have to go through some difficult moments. People close to us will suffer, some of us will suffer first-hand, but together we have to overcome this, and I believe that together we are invincible. “Barcelona captain Pique said.
“Together we’ll succeed in convincing people about the importance of staying at home at this time, whilst raising money to buy medical supplies, which are in such high demand at times like these,” league president, Javier Tebas said.
“We are concerned with the disasters that we are seeing every day on TV, We are trying to adapt to this, everything is new. The reality is that we have to adapt. It takes time.” Nadal added.
Donations from the festival will continue to be raised until Sunday afternoon.