Sadio Mane, Senegalese professional footballer, has gotten many talking after he was spotted with a cracked iPhone — despite earning enough to buy himself a better version of the smartphone.
The 27-year-old winger, who plies his trade with Liverpool, was seen with the iPhone that had a broken screen guard before his club’s victory over Leicester on December 26.
According to The Guardian, Mane’s contract with Liverpool sees him take home £150,000 per week, and an annual salary of around £7.8 million.
The pictures of him with his cracked phone have since been making the rounds on social media, with fans hailing the winger for his modest lifestyle values.
This is coming weeks after Mane had reportedly said he doesn’t need to make a big show of his wealth to be happy.
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 26, 2019
“Why would I want ten Ferraris, 20 diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world? I was hungry, and I had to work in the field,” he was quoted to have said during one of his community service projects.
“I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I earn thanks to football, I can help my people.
“I built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people in a very poor region of Senegal which contributes to their family economy.
“I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips, and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me.”
The Senegal international, a devoted Muslim, was also spotted some months ago cleaning the toilets in his local mosque on the same day he scored for Liverpool against Leicester — in one of their previous meetings.
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