Footballers united in support of Muamba

Footballers united in support of Muamba

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM


Footballers across
Europe have been continuing to offer support to Bolton player Fabrice
Muamba. According to a Sky News report,
the 23-year-old remains in a critical condition at the London Chest
Hospital after collapsing during a match on Saturday with a cardiac
arrest.




Fans have been leaving flowers, Muamba shirts and scarves at Bolton's
Reebok stadium, while there have been public displays of support in
grounds across Europe.

In the Spanish capital, Real Madrid
players donned Get Well Soon Muamba tops before kickoff against Malaga.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Twitter: "Shocked to hear about
Fabrice Muamba. "My thoughts are with him and his family, his club &
loved ones at this difficult time."

As Muamba's teammates try to
deal with the shock, their game against Aston Villa in the Premier League
on Tuesday has been postponed. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew before
Sunday's game. "I have worked with Fabrice as a player at Birmingham and
he has always been a terrific lad, nothing other than the perfect
professional," Villa manager Alex McLeish said.

"He trained every
day the way he went to play in games, full of intensity and enthusiasm. He
is a manager's dream in terms of his commitment to the team..."The massive
response throughout Europe and the world of football underlines how
everybody has been touched by this tragic development."

Speaking
after visiting Muamba in hospital, Bolton manager Owen Coyle said:
"Everybody is praying for Fabrice, which is very important, and that has
been a real source of strength to the family." Bolton chairman Phil
Gartside urged fans around the world "to keep Fabrice in their prayers".




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