Manchester United sends classy message to Pep Guardiola
Manchester United and Manchester City are arch-rivals who are competing for both local and national supremacy.
Adversity, however, brings enemies closer. In this case, it was a personal tragedy to one of our biggest competitors.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a time of loss and suffering for many. The footballing world is not immune to the crisis with a number of players and staff currently in self-isolation.
One of the casualties is the mother of Pep Guardiola, Dolors Sala. The 82-year-old passed away after contracting the virus yesterday.
The club’s official Twitter handle responded to the news with dignity and respect befitting that of any fellow human being.
The red half of Manchester has come together to send heartfelt condolences to both Pep and his family for their monumental loss. United legend Rio Ferdinand also sent a personal message where he imparted his love and condolences for Pep and his family.
The loss is unfair on a man who has been doing his part to help combat the pandemic. Guardiola donated £920,000 to help provide medical equipment for the fight against coronavirus in his country. (h/t Express)
He also issued a warning to football supporters, urging them to follow the lockdown rules.
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It is not easy to equate loss, especially that of a loved and cherished family member. We can only imagine what Pep and his family must be going through.
We hope his mother’s soul rests in peace and that the Spaniard and his family find the strength to get past the tragedy.