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Kyle Lafferty Shares His Relegation Escape Bonus with Sarpsborg Team-Mates

Kyle Lafferty Shares His Relegation Escape Bonus with Sarpsborg Team-Mates

Former Hearts and Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has won a few friends at his current club in Norway – by sharing a significant bonus with the rest of his team-mates.

After a failed second stint at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard, Lafferty, now 32, headed for pastures new with Sarpsborg back in August, and has played ten games for the Tippeligaen side to date.

Lafferty arrived at the club midway through the Norwegian season and, according to the Sun, was promised a pretty hefty bonus if he could help Sarpsborg escape their relegation problems and beat the drop.

Sunday’s 0-0 draw away to Lillestrom ensured Lafferty and co would be playing top-flight football next season, and defender Niklas Gunnarsson has revealed: “Kyle told us before the match that if we managed to avoid relegation he would share the bonus. It was a nice gesture.”

Captain Joachim Thomassen said: “It was a generous and kind contribution from Kyle. But remember, he can afford it!

“Kyle has a slightly different CV than most people, but he’s a fantastic guy.

Lafferty will now enjoy the Scandinavian winter break, before returning to football in the new year, when he’ll be aiming to help Northern Ireland qualify for their second successive European Championship in a playoff semi-final against Bosnia in March.

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