Following Luke Shaw’s horrific injury during Man United’s defeat to PSV, fans, players and celebrities have been tweeting messages of support for the 20-year-old.
Horrible to see what happened 🙏👎 I wish u all the best my brother and stay strong you will comeback even stronger 🙏🙏 @LukeShaw23
— Adnan Januzaj (@adnanjanuzaj) September 15, 2015
Come back soon big man…🙏🏼🙏🏼 #strongerthanever #shaw pic.twitter.com/yfVlzT2i6q
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) September 15, 2015
As messages of support for the stricken left back rushed in, some cynics began questioned whether Shaw’s “supporters” were merely looking for attention.
Those claims appeared unfounded however, as U.S. President, Barack Obama became the latest person to send his “best wishes” to Man Utd left back.
When asked for an update on America’s response to the refugee crisis, a visibly moved Obama paused, before saying: “First of all, I’d like to send my deepest sympathies to Luke Shaw and the entire Manchester United team.
The news of his injury has deeply troubled all soccer fans and all Americans and we wish him a speedy recovery.” The president continued, displaying a remarkably high knowledge of football: “I’m sure Luke will be back better than ever,” he said, slamming his fist on his desk. “It’s the same injury that Eduardo and Djibril Cisse had and both of them went on to become legends of the game.”
Not be outdone, president elect, Donald Trump also commented on Shaw’s injury and there were no prizes for guessing where Trump laid the blame. “That poor young millionaire could have his livelihood taken from him by a Mexican. You see? Europeans allowed Mexicans into soccer and now look what’s happening. Hector Moreno completely raped Shaw. He should be deported back to Mexico along with all the other rapists.”
Harry Redknapp, speaking to Sky Sports perfectly summed up what everyone was thinking: “No one likes to see a sportsman injured, but it’s especially heartbreaking when they’re English.”