Dinamo football players, including two players of our national team – Armin Hodzic and Amer Gojak, during the weekend made a gesture that touched sport’s world.
“Modri” collected the money and handed it to the footballers of Istra, who were without any funding due to the catastrophic situation in the club.
The unusual gesture from Maksimir caused a lot of reactions in the public, which were mostly positive.
“Although there is no legal basis for donating money to somebody in this way, especially to an opponent team, Dinamo’s players have found a way to be people. The players have once again shown that they are the brightest and the healthiest part of the Croatian football and that they can only sympathize with their colleagues, “ said Mario Juric, Secretary General of the Union of Footballers in Croatia.
He says that the Sindikat has no legal means and basis to help in the form of money, but they are always opened to all kinds of help.
“When the case of RNK Split was actual, we paid players to get lawyers who will represent them in front of a regular court, not only in the arbitration court. We are the ones who give free legal help, we are opened for all players, as well as for those who have problems in Istra in 1961. For what Dinamo players did, one can say that now Istra will not remove players from Dinamo because they helped them, however, in my opinion, this should be looked only as a human gesture. I say, footballers again showed a big heart, “ Juric said.