Retrat de Leo Messi. FOTO: TURKISH AIRLINES

Retrat de Xavi. FOTO: TURKISH AIRLINES

Retrat de Carles Puyol. FOTO: TURKISH AIRLINES

Retrat de Gerard Piqué. FOTO: TURKISH AIRLINES

Retrat d'Andrés Iniesta. FOTO: TURKISH AIRLINES

FC Barcelona sponsor Turkish Airlines will from May 1 to 10 be holding a charity auction on E-bay where fans will be able to bid for five portraits of first team members drawn by Craig Redman and coloured in by the players themselves. Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Piqué and Puyol all took part in this improvised art class a few weeks ago, adding their chosen colours to the original works by Redman.

Donation to Fundació FC Barcelona

The airline’s project is called ‘Passenger portraits’ and forms part of a scheme to bring together art and football. The money raised by this initiative will be donated to the FC Barcelona Foundation. Turkish Airlines is organising a similar project with five Manchester United players, which will raise money for the Premiership club’s own foundation.