One of the finest revolutionaries the world has ever seen, South African Nelson Mandela passed away today after suffering from a long illness.
Nelson Mandela considered sports to be a very important aspect human lives and here are a few footballers paying their respect on Twitter.
Thankful Madiba for your legacy and your example. You”ll always stay with us. pic.twitter.com/IA72uYB6N4
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela (1918-2013).
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) December 5, 2013
An inspiration to all of us. RIP Nelson Mandela. Thank you for everything you have done! pic.twitter.com/XJnb4xG4L0
— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela the most amazing,inspirational leader of all time.Leaving a legacy which will be around 4centuries.RIP pic.twitter.com/ct1CgGTxMD
— Emmanuel Adebayor (@E_Adebayor) December 5, 2013
Just heard sad news about Nelson Mandela at premiere of his film. A truly courageous & inspirational man. RIP #Mandela
— Jermain Defoe (@IAmJermainDefoe) December 5, 2013
R.I.P Nelson Mandela, such an inspiration for the humanity. Will be always remembered. Hero of our days.
— Juan Mata García (@juanmata10) December 5, 2013
— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) December 5, 2013
Sad news from SA. I join the millions of people to thank a father of many and a great leader Nelson Mandela for all the good he has done
— Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) December 5, 2013