The European refugee crisis is something of grave importance to the world . This refugee crisis has also affected the world of football. This comes as Real Madrid shows solidarity to a Syrian refugee family. Osama Abdul Mohsen, a Syrian refugee, was tripped by a camera woman at the Hungarian border.
His ordeal was captured on camera and sparked outrage the world over. The camera woman who has already been sacked said she did it because she feared for her safety when she saw the man and his son running along the Hungarian border.
The family was subsequently tracked to Munich by a Spanish football academy. The family was invited to Spain by the football academy. Real Madrid also showed some solidarity to the family. They invited the father and his son, Zaid to the match between Real Madrid and Granada which took place on Saturday. The son, Zaid was Ronaldo’s escort for the match.
The Madrid players also wore solidarity t-shirts in support of the many Syrian refugees displaced across Europe. Madrid won the match against Granada. The only goal was scored by Karim Benzema for Real Madrid. Madrid played without Bale and Sergio Ramos who were injured in the match against Shaktar Donetsk. Madrid’s win temporarily places them atop the league table. They have 10 points while Atletico Madrid and Barca have 9 points. Barcelona could take the lead depending on their Sunday game against Levante.
In conclusion, the refugee crises in Europe is an issue to be taken seriously. The action of Madrid in showing solidarity is a welcome one and other clubs are encouraged to follow suit.