MADRID: Real Madrid and Portugal’s football star Cristiano Ronaldo has turned to Facebook to raise awareness of the plight of Syrian children.
Ronaldo posted on his Facebook page the photo of a Syrian refugee boy wearing his jersey, writing:
“Ahmed, 16, is a Syrian refugee. He dreams of becoming a footballer. Save the Children and I stand with Ahmed and #withSyria whose children deserve a better tomorrow.”
Ronaldo’s gesture drew wide reaction from his Arab fans.
“As an Arab fan of u, I would like to thank u from the bottom of my heart for yr noble action towards this Arab Syrian boy,” One Facebook user who said to be from Morocco commended on his post.
Another user named Lina Alsaud wrote to Ronaldo saying: “You are the best in the whole world big respect to you Cristiano your humanity is amazing you are a legend.”
A user from Turkey commented: “Ronaldo this is why we love you. Thanks for standing with Syrians. You have a good heart. May Allah bless you and guide you. You would be a good Muslim. Maybe one day.. who knows. May Allah keep you from the evil things. AMEEN. Sincerely we do love and support you. Love from Turkey.”
Save the Children says “five million Syrian child refugees need food, clothing, care and protection as a result of the ongoing war.”