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Robin van Persie gave his World Cup medal away to a Dutch fan last night

The Man United striker also scored a penalty as Holland comfortably beat the tournament hosts.

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FOOTBALLERS ARE OFTEN stereotyped as self-obsessed and greedy, however Dutch striker Robin van Persie demonstrated an admirable act of altruism last night.

After his team beat Brazil in the World Cup third-place playoff, Van Persie decided to give his bronze medal away to one lucky fan in attendance.

The Man United striker also scored a penalty, as Holland comfortably beat the tournament hosts.

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