Register Login Live

Fan Park

Barcelona Remarkably Changes Fan’s Life With Heartwarming Gesture

They may have been ruthless when they ripped Lyon apart last night but Barcelona showed their compassionate side when one heroic fan had the opportunity of a lifetime at the Camp Nou. Have a look!

Barcelona progressed to the quarter-final of the Champions League on Wednesday night with a 4-2 aggregate win over Olympique Lyon. Their goals were courtesy of Leo Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez.

But the Catalan club took to their Twitter Account to share the remarkable story of the American teenager, Anthony Borges.

17 students were ruthlessly murdered by an armed gunman on 14 February 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, USA. Anthony Borges heroically stepped in to ensure that the number did not increase by a benevolent act of selflessness.

Borges ushered 20 of his classmates into a classroom where they could take cover. He held the door shut with the determined gunman trying to get in. His classmates were unharmed, The same, however, could not be said for him. The 16-year old was brutally shot 5 times in his back and his limbs and after months of medical treatment and fighting for his life, the teenager recovered.

His story quickly gained traction around the world and the Spanish club heard his story with help from a journalist. Borges was a football fanatic and was part of the Barça academy in Florida. The club got in touch with his family to offer help.

The club’s former vice-president, Manuel Arroyo visited Borges in his home in Florida during his recovery period and invited him to the Nou Camp once he was fully recovered.

The Blaugrana went above and beyond and the Barça academy players sent Borges numerous messages of hope and support.

That was not all. The story of Borges, who is a huge football fan, was heard by the side's first-team players, who all signed a special t-shirt with the teenager’s name on it.

Borges visited the Camp Nou when the Catalans took on Lyon in the ChaLeague league. The American and his family also received the opportunity to visit the stadium and the museum the following day and thereafter he would meet the Barça players during their training session.

Barcelona proved that their moniker 'More than just a club' is indeed true.

What do you think of the Anthony Borges story? 

comments

Top 5

Insiders Give Positive Motshwari Update

42 Oct 12, 2021 11:42 AM in Orlando Pirates

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Hunt, Middendorp Await Chiefs In Next 5 Clashes

29 Oct 12, 2021 04:49 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Official: Topflight Coach Asks To Leave…

16 Oct 12, 2021 08:22 AM in PSL

9 Big Stars Linked With Newcastle After Takeover

3 Oct 11, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

13 New Players Appear On Newcastle's Shortlist

3 Oct 14, 2021 12:28 PM in English Premier League

Gucci Down To Socks – Lorch’s R10k Sneakers Weekend Look

4 Oct 11, 2021 02:18 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Early Boost For Chiefs In Striker Crisis?

45 Oct 11, 2021 11:51 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Value Drop Worth Millions! 3 Chiefs Players Affected

61 Oct 11, 2021 04:07 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs V City! All The Stadiums For Past 5 MTN8 Finals...

43 Oct 12, 2021 03:31 PM in MTN8 2021

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

4 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Malesela & Other Earmarked For Vacant Coaching Role?

6 Oct 12, 2021 10:10 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News