This is just awesome.
During the fallout of the sudden shutdown of the Alliance of American Football League, players took to social media and gave their horror story about how they were treated during this process.
One of which was Gionni Paul.
The Salt Lake Stallions linebacker took to Twitter and stated he broke his arm during what was the final game of the year and it left him in a terrible position:
Gionni broke two bones in his forearm. Sunday he had surgery, and Tuesday he learned the league had folded. He got his last paycheck on Thursday, then on Friday, Paul is still in pain and trying to figure out how he’s going to pay for his injury.
Well, the good folks of Utah got together and created a GoFundMe for Paul to cover his medical expenses and so far, they have raised thousands.
It reads as:
“After the AAF folded on Tuesday it left a lot of BS for player’s to deal with! One of them is one of my all time favorite Utes Gionni Paul, who broke his arm in the Stallions last game on Saturday. Come on Ute fans and Stallions fans let’s help him out with his medical expenses! I do not know Gionni personally but 100% of funds raised(minus Go Fund me fees) will go directly to Gionni! He has balled his ass off for the Utes and the Stallions let’s help him out!”
Paul told the Post: “It feels like a smack in the face from the AAF: ‘Here’s some money for playing for us. Thank you. Use your own money to get your arm better.”