Kyle Walker has made a wonderful gesture of support to the 12 footballers rescued from the flooded cave in Thailand.
The Tottenham Hotspur player sent a message to the boys saying he wanted to send them England shirts after hearing of their rescue earlier today.
Walker wrote on Twitter: ‘Amazing news that all of the Thai kids are out of the cave safely! I’d like to send out shirts to them! Is there anyone who can help with an address?.’ His gesture was met with praise online.
The team were rescued from the cave today. Walker against Colombia during the quarter final match at the World Cup. Earlier today news broke that all 12 members of the youth football team, along with their 25-year-old coach, had been rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non cave.
The football team, known locally as the Wild Boards, became trapped in the cave just over two weeks ago. Divers have been bringing boys out since Sunday and the final five members of the group were rescued today.
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) July 10, 2018
Premier League side Manchester United also responded to the news by inviting the party, and their rescuers, to Old Trafford. The club said on Twitter: ‘MUFC is relieved to learn that the 12 footballers and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand are now safe. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.
We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season.’ Video from inside the cave released last week showed one of the boys wearing what appeared to be a red replica England shirt, and an image of him accompanied Walker’s message.