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Zenit Goalscorer Aleksandr Kokorin Donates Signed Strip to Fernando Ricksen Fundraiser

Zenit Goalscorer Aleksandr Kokorin Donates Signed Strip to Fernando Ricksen Fundraiser

Zenit goalscorer Aleksandr Kokorin has donated a signed strip to a fundraiser for Fernando Ricksen.

The Russian attacker scored his side’s third goal in the 3-0 win over Celtic in the Europa League last night, helping them seal a 3-1 aggregate victory and qualification for the last-16 of the competition.

BT Sport had their team over in Saint Petersburg covering the match, with David Tanner leading their coverage inside and outside the stadium.

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And Tanner has now told how Kokorin was kind enough to donate his shirt to the event for former Rangers star Ricksen – who also had a three-year spell in Russia with Zenit.

Ricksen is battling ALS and tomorrow’s event at Ibrox should help him massively with that.

So Kokorin’s gesture is a classy one that shouldn’t go unnoticed by anyone in Scottish football:

Ricksen will be in attendance at the event alongside other guests and tickets are still available. You can get details on it here.

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