Selfless Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger donates pizzas to 13 hospitals feeding 420 nurses fighting war against coronavirus

CHELSEA star Antonio Rudiger has thanked those working on the front line by feeding 420 nurses across 13 hospitals.

With nurses working tooth and nail to help those affected by the virus, Rudiger wanted to show his appreciation for all their hard work.

Using the run-up to Christmas to say thank you, he paid for pizzas to be delivered to 13 different locations across his native Germany.

Rudiger, 27, selected cities and regions with high infection rates particularly in East Germany.

He also supplied the Vivantes Clinic in Neukolln where he grew up.

As reported by DFB, Rudiger said: "Of course I also heard in London through the news and through friends and family how the corona situation at home has clearly deteriorated again in recent weeks.

"That is really tragic. The people who work in the corona intensive care units are currently doing a great job. For me, these are all women and men of honour.

"These people cannot be thanked enough for all their services in this very difficult time.

"For the common good, they put their own health on top of things – that deserves the greatest respect.

"After the food deliveries, some doctors and nurses from the various hospitals also contacted me via Instagram and thanked me again – that makes you particularly happy."

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