Munich - In light of the current refugee crisis gripping central Europe it’s not just clubs, but Bundesliga players as well, who are lending a helping hand where possible.
FC Bayern München midfielder Javi Martinez, for one, offered up his support by making an appearance at Munich’s central train station to offer aid and donations to the large number of refugees arriving in the Bavarian capital.
Martinez, currently recovering from a knee ligament injury, was more than happy to help and tweeted a picture of himself handing a young boy a football with the positive message: “Every little helps! Welcome refugees!”
Toda ayuda es poca!!! Welcome refugees! pic.twitter.com/1sxtHToUFs— Javi Martínez (@Javi8martinez) September 4, 2015
Sporting director Matthias Sammer was also in attendance, urging others to look at the example being set all across the country and lend support where necessary. “When you see these people on TV or in photos, how they have nothing as they flee war and atrocities, how they leave everything behind in the hope of a better life, then we have to offer every refugee in Germany our hand,” Sammer was quoted as saying in BILD.
With Germany expecting a fourfold increase in refugees arriving in the country this year, the Bundesliga’s efforts will likely prove pivotal in raising awareness.