Hatem Ben Arfa has helped to raise funds to assist the families of victims of the Nice terrorist atrocity.

Nice played Rennes in their first home match of the season and special commemorative shirts were worn.

These shirts of both teams have now been auctioned and a total of €121,500 (around £108,000) raised for the victims’ families.

The one-time Nice President Andre Bois paid €11,100 for the shirt of Mario Balotelli, with Hatem Ben Arfa successfully bidding for the shirts of Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale and young Rennes striker Adama Diakhaby – the former Newcastle player paying out a total of €3,100 for the two shirts.

Other buyers included rival club Montpellier, as well as the LFP and the French Football Federation.

On the playing side of things, the move to PSG hasn’t been the greatest for Hatem Ben Arfa, but after being frozen out totally, at least October has seen the winger/playmaker getting some appearances from the bench – three in Ligue 1 and also against Basel in the Champions League.