Nice raise over €100,000 in commemorative shirt auction

Paris Saint-Germain's Hatem Ben Arfa and Southampton's Jeremy Pied bought two commemorative shirts each as Nice collected over €100,000 in an auction for victims of July's terrorist attack.

Nice started the season with the special shirts, on which the names of all 86 people who died on the city's Promenade des Anglais on July 14 were printed in the form of a heart.

Rennes, who Nice played on the opening day of the season, wore similar shirts, and they were paired up with their opponents' strip in the auction, staged for the benefit of the Promenade des Anges association.

Ben Arfa, 29, who played at Nice last season before joining PSG this summer, paid €3,100 for the shirts of Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale and Rennes' Adama Diakhaby.

Pied, 27, who moved to Southampton from the Cote d'Azur club in the summer to be reunited with his former coach at Nice, Claude Puel, purchased the shirts of Ivory Coast international Jean Michael Seri and Rennes' Wesley Said for €4,000.

Fellow Ligue 1 club Montpellier bought one lot for €3,300 while Mario Balotelli's shirt brought the biggest bid with former Nice president Andre Bois spending €11,100 for the Italy international's jersey.