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Javi Martinez to send new Bayern Munich jerseys to Thai boys rescued from cave

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After spotting one of the youngsters wearing last season’s jersey, Javi decided to send him and his teammates a fresh dozen.

Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez poses during the official reopening of the new Bayern Munich fan shop at the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany, on November 6, 2016. Photo by Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

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:

Javi Martinez asks his Instagram followers for help sending a jersey to a young Bayern Munich fan rescued with his teammates.
Javi Martinez asks his Instagram followers for help sending a jersey to a young Bayern Munich fan rescued with his teammates.
Source: instagram.com/javi8martinez

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.