With Kerala in a dire situation due to the devastating floods that have affected the state, prominent football clubs from all over India as well as rest of the world, have extended a tremendous amount of support to all those affected by the calamity.
English Premier League powerhouse Liverpool along with CEO of the club Peter Moore, as well as teams such as FC Barcelona, SD Eibar, FC Girona, Melbourne City FC and even the Spanish association La Liga, have all come out on social media and voiced support for the victims in Kerala.
It first started with Liverpool's official supporters’ club in Kerala, KeralaReds, which issued a plea for help on Twitter to their fans on Thursday. The tweet read, “Dear Reds, Kerala is going through one of its biggest natural disasters in its history. We are doing our best to help the people in need. It would be great if you all can spread the message and donate.”
Dear Reds, Kerala is going through one of its biggest natural disasters in its history. We are doing our best to help the people in need. It would be great if you all can spread the message and donate. Link : https://t.co/GzflJswjRZ pic.twitter.com/JTEbqXaQu2— Kerala Reds (@KeralaReds) August 16, 2018
LFC India (Official Twitter page of Liverpool in India) soon replied showing their support. “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods in Kerala. Those willing to help in any way can reach out to our official supporters’ club in the state - @KeralaReds"
Liverpool CEO Peter Moore also tweeted showing his support and offered his help to all the victims of the tragedy. “Dear @KeralaReds, Our international supporters liaison team will be in contact to see what we can do to help. Thank you for reaching out, and please know that all of us here @LFC are thinking about you in this time of extreme difficulty #YNWA,” he tweeted.
Dear @KeralaReds Our international supporters liaison team will be in contact to see what we can do to help. Thank you for reaching out, and please know that all of us here @LFC are thinking about you in this time of extreme difficulty #YNWA https://t.co/UJzscZZS6Y— Peter Moore (@PeterMooreLFC) August 17, 2018
This was followed by Spanish league giants FC Barcelona showing their support for the state in a post on Facebook. The post read, “FC Barcelona expresses its condolences to the families of the victims of the floods in India and offers its support to all those affected.”
Spanish club FC Girona, which played a pre-season game against the Kerala Blasters earlier in the year, tweeted, “Girona FC wants to express its solidarity with the citizens of Kerala, who have suffered serious floods these days. Our thoughts are with you.”
Melbourne City FC, another club that faced the Kerala Blasters during pre-season, also offered their support. “Our thoughts are with our friends in Kerala impacted by the flash floods that have hit the area,” they tweeted.
Spanish side SD Eibar posted a video on its Twitter page that saw Pedro Leon sending a message in support of the state. “Hi India. Our Pedro León has a special message for you all.”
This was capped off with Spanish Football’s top professional division La Liga, also tweeting in support of Kerala. “#LaLiga's thoughts are with all those affected by the flooding in Kerala.”