Football stars showed great emotions as they mourned the death of former Boxing world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.
The 74-year-old passed away this morning after been put on a life support machine yesterday due to a respiratory problems and it was reported that the family feared the worst.
Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 and last January was hospitalized with a urinary tract infection. The boxing icon, who has died aged 74, fired 11 punches in just three seconds during his world-title victory in 1966 against against Brian London exactly 50 years ago.
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“Que Dieu soit avec toi 🙏🏿 R.I.P. You are your toughest opponent” – Iva Rakitic.
Pato who played on loan at Chelsea last season worte on his twitter account: “R.I.P Champ Muhammad Ali.”
Chelsea Captain John Terry who just signed a new deal at Stamford Bridge added: “RIP Muhammad Ali “Float Like A Butterfly Sting Like A Bee” A HERO to many of us growing up. The Greatest Boxer Ever.”
Former Manchester United forward GIUSEPPE ROSSI said: “Can’t believe we lost a legend, an icon like Muhammad Ali. His story will live on forever #floatlikeabutterfly #stinglikeabee #thegreatest.”
Ali proclaimed himself the ‘greatest’ and widely regarded the best boxers and most influential sportsmen of all time.