16 Feb A True Story of #Covered4Cause [Grab the Tissues First]
If you’ve followed Monkey Do Project for a while, you know that we often use #Covered4Cause when showing those wearing Monkey Do Project tees to raise awareness for our efforts in Appalachia. This morning, I came across a true covered for a cause story.
Soccer Player Raises Awareness for Hunger in Unusual (and Creative) Way
Swedish soccer (football outside of the states) player Zlatan Ibrahimović has become completely committed to raising awareness for hunger and world famine. Ibrahimović had the names of hungry children placed with removable tattoos on his body to get people to start talking about world hunger. (There has been some confusion on whether he had 15 or 50 names placed on his body.)
After a goal in a game on February 14, 2015, Ibrahimović took his shirt off to reveal the tattoos.
He was later suspended for the act.
“Wherever I go people recognise me, call my name, cheer me. But there are names no one cheers for. If I could, I would write every single name on my body. But there are 805 million people suffering from hunger in the world today … So whenever you hear my name, you will think of their names. Whenever you see me, you will see them,” The Guardian reported.
Check out the video below, but you’ll want to grab your tissues first. It had us all teary!
Thank you, Zlatan Ibrahimović, for your commitment to raising awareness about the hungry people in our world.