Football world in jubilant after Wild Boars rescued

sports July 11, 2018 07:41

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

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Football celebs and English Premier champions extended their congratulation messages to the Wild Boars after 13 team members trapped inside the Tham Luang cave were finally recued on Tuesday.

Freshly after helping France to the World Cup semi-final win over Belgium 2-1, Les Bleus’ midfielder  Paul Pogba dedicated the victory to the Mu Pa football team on his instagram.

“The victory goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are strong,” he wrote.

Earlier, Pogba’s English Premier League side Manchester United announced on their official Facebook the Wild Boars are invited to a game at the Old Trafford in the new season.

“We would be honoured to welcome the team from the Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to the Old Trafford this coming season.”

The invitation should bring smiles on the faces of the 12 Thai boys and their assistant coach who were trapped inside the cave in Chiang Rai for more than two weeks. As they have to spend a week at a hospital for recovery, they are unlikely to accept the invitation from FIFA president Gianni Infantino to the World Cup final in Russia this Sunday.

England’s defender Kyle Walker twitted his appreciation on the suucessful recue operation and at the same time asked for address of the trapped boys with a picture of one of the victims wearing England’s national jersey. 

“I’d like to send out shirts to them. Is there anyone who can help with an address?,” wrote Walker whose team will face Croatia in the other World Cup semi-final tonight.

Former England captain David Beckham also posted on his instagram, saluting the rescue team especially Saman Kunan who passed away during the operation.

“These boys are heroes, as is the coach, the men and the women who risked their lives rescuing them and the incredible Saman Kunan,” Beckham said.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland also wrote on his twitter that he’d “like to “ send over some gloves” for the boys.

On Tuesday’s morning former English Premier League champions Leicester City released a clip to show support message for the Thai team, saying in Thai “Mu Pa, Klab Baan” (Wild Boars, Come home!).