A source says, “Abhishek has had a tight schedule as he has been busy traveling with his kabbadi team and he is about to begin promoting his upcoming film, Happy New Year. But when he was approached for this cause, he could not turn it down. Moreover, he loves the game and follows all matches, so he immediately agreed to take some time out and fly down to Rome for the match.”

It is being said that the actor, who owns the Chennai team in the football tournament, Indian Super League, was the only Indian to attend this match that took place on Monday.

“Abhishek was invited by former Inter Milan and Argentina captain Javier Zanetti to attend the match. It was organized by the Scholas Occurrentes initiative, an Argentine project that aims to educate the poor in different countries around the world; Italy’s Fundazione PUPI, which works towards uniting people of different faiths and the United Nations’ Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation,” the source added.

Abhishek’s spokesperson confirmed the story.

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