Laporte buys French boxer's kit in auction, hands it back


Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte raised €5,000 for French health workers fighting coronavirus by participating in an auction.

He bought the kit used by deceased French boxer Alexis Vastine at the London 2012 Olympics at a charity auction organised by French handball player Cyril Dumoulin.

That's not all. Laporte also returned the outfit to Vastine's father.

"When the facts speak more than words! Thank you @Laporte who won this auction with the wish to leave this outfit to his father! Your talent is great, your heart too!!!" wrote Dumoulin on Twitter.

Vastine, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, died aged 28 in a helicopter crash in Argentina in 2015.

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