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Fans Hit Back At Mastercard’s Child Hunger Campaign With Messi And Neymar

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Fans hit back at ‘disgusting’ Mastercard campaign that will see 10,000 meals donated to kids only if Lionel Messi and Neymar score at World Cup. Mastercard have been slammed on social media over their campaign idea.

In a statement, Mastercard said: “For each goal scored by Lionel Messi or Neymar from now until March 2020, Mastercard will donate the equivalent of 10,000 meals to the World Food Programme to fight childhood hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Those who want to donate money can do it directly via the campaign website or by using the hash tag #JuntosSomos10 on social media.

Speaking of the initiative, Messi said: “I’m proud to be a part of this campaign that will help change the lives of thousands of children in my country and other regions of the world.

“I hope this initiative gives as many smiles as possible to all the children.”

Neymar said: “We want to ensure that the children of the region can have a plate of food and more hope.

“We Latin Americans know we can do great things when we unite and this is an example of that. Together, we can fight hunger.”

But the idea of the campaign has not gone down well with a huge section of football fans as they fail to understand why the company can’t simply provide the underprivileged children free meals instead.

Here are some of the reactions on social media.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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