Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez, like so many people around the world, was captivated by the story of the soccer team of twelve Thai boys who were dramatically rescued from a flooded cave on Tuesday. While reading about the rescue operation, Martinez noticed one of the boys was wearing a Bayern Munich jersey. Martinez reached out to his fans on Instagram to find a way to send the boy a new jersey:
Martinez told Bild, however, that he will send the entire team new jerseys:
I saw the boy with the Bayern jersey in the news. I wanted to show him that we are thinking about him and want to make him laugh again. But you know what? I’ve decided to send a Bayern jersey to every one of the twelve kids.
As a father, Javi could well imagine how the parents of the children must have felt.
I think everyone felt for the boys. Not knowing whether you can be rescued is really hard. As the father of two children, I can also put myself in the parents’ shoes. Their rescue is really a miracle — and the rescuers are true heroes.
We will keep an eye on the news for the sequel when the boys receive their jerseys.