Newcastle hero Asprilla to give away 1m condoms in coronavirus battle
‘I can’t use them all!’: Faustino Asprilla to give away 1MILLION condoms from his range as the Newcastle hero looks to battle global contraceptive shortage amid the coronavirus crisis
- Former Newcastle forward Faustino Asprilla owns a company that sells condoms
- He has a stock of nearly 4million boxes and will give away one box per three sold
- It will help after it was revealed condom production has gone down in the crisis
Former Newcastle United forward Faustino Asprilla is doing his bit to help in the battle against coronavirus – by giving away nearly a million condoms.
Asprilla is well known for his time in the north east, becoming a crucial player for Kevin Keegan’s famed ‘Entertainers’, and also played for Colombia at two World Cups.
He also starred for Parma during an incredibly successful spell in Italy.
Former Newcastle star Faustino Asprilla is doing his bit in the battle against coronavirus
Asprilla has announced he will be giving away a huge number of condoms to help
The now-50-year-old retired 15 years ago but has become something of a character off the pitch. Last year he inspired a massive manhunt for his prized bull Lagrimon after it was kidnapped.
It was eventually recovered from cattle rustlers and returned to Asprilla, who has been running a condom company since 2014.
There is a global shortage of condoms due to COVID-19 after Malaysian company Karex Bhd, which produces one in five worldwide, was forced to shut down due to the pandemic.
And Asprilla has decided to give out some of his surplus in a bid to raise spirits in the current climate.
Asprilla was part of Kevin Keegan’s famous ‘Entertainers’ side at Newcastle in the 1990s
He took to social media to say: ‘This quarantine due to coronavirus is not a good thing.
‘I have a lot of condoms left in the company and I want people to help me use them… because it is very difficult for me to use them all!
‘I only have 3,580,000 condoms left. Until we can re-open the factory we are not going to produce any more.
‘To help the population I intend to give away a box of condoms as a gift for the purchase of a box of three.’
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