A young Germany fan burst into tears moments after England knocked her beloved country out of the Euro 2020 championship on June 29, Mirror reports.
Goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane ensured the Three Lions defeated arch-rival Germany 2-0 in a Round of 16 clash played at Wembley Stadium.
According to reports, the sum of £36,000 (about N20.4million) has reportedly been raised for the crying fan after a number of the Three Lions’ supporters took to social media to hurled abuses at her.
Joel Hughes, 51, who is based in Caerleon, Newport, launched a fundraiser to “show her not everyone in the UK is horrible”.
After Hughes had reached the girl’s family, they demanded that the money be donated to charity, a statement on the fundraising page revealed.
The statement said via BBC Sport:
“In the interests of our daughter and our family we would like to remain private, however we wish to thank everyone for your amazing support.
“Our daughter would like to request your generous donations go to Unicef, knowing that your kindness will do good.” Hughes said on the page he was “beyond grateful” to the supporters of the campaign.