Star footballer and former Indian Captain Bhaichung Bhutia, David Beckham & Cristiano Ronaldo were among the 50 footballers who took part in the FIFA’s initiative for paying tribute to our ‘humanity’s heroes’ amidst this coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, FIFA expressed its immense gratitude towards every healthcare worker and other professionals who giving their everything to ensure that the society continues to work properly even during this pandemic.
FIFA said in a statement, “To all of these heroic people: football thanks you, football remembers you and football supports you.”
Earlier, FIFA shared a video on their official Twitter handle where footballers from both present and past came to applaud every frontline workers.
The 50 footballers were… Bhutia, Holger Badstuber, Samuel Eto’o, Pernille Harder, Javier Hernandez, Luis Hernandez, Kaka, Harry Kane, Carli Lloyd, Harry Maguire, Diego Maradona, Marta, David Beckham, Lucy Bronze, Gianluigi Buffon, Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Iker Casillas, Deyna Castellanos, Giorgio Chiellini, Charlyn Corral, El Hadji Diouf, Youri Djorkaeff, Han Duan, Magdalena Eriksson, Vivianne Miedema, Ajara Nchout, Michael Owen, Mesut Ozil, Norma Palafox, Pavel Pardo, Virginia Torrecilla, Yaya Toure, Marco van Basten, Danielle van de Donk, Ivan Vicelich, Arturo Vidal, Park Jisung, Pele, Gerard Pique, Alexia Putellas, Sergio Ramos, Nicole Reigner, Wendie Renard, Roberto Carlos, James Rodriguez, Ronaldo, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Javier Zanetti and Zinedine Zidane.
“As footballers, we are used to receiving applause, but this time, we have the opportunity to show our appreciation for the many people who are risking their lives to protect ours,” FIFA.com quoted Beckham as saying.
“You are humanity’s heroes and we want to show that all of football supports you and everything that you do to defend all of us,” he further added.