FC Barcelona’s gesture of sending Anthony Borges, the 15 year old who spent two months playing at the Barça Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2016, a club shirt signed by the first team players and inviting him to meet the squad has received extensive coverage around the world. The teenager, who originally hails from Venzuela, received five bullets in the back as he heroically helped 20 classmates take refuge during the tragic shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida which claimed the lives of 14 students and three staff members.
Borges is currently recovering in hospital and the Club told his father Royer that it will be delighted to help his dream of a trip to Barcelona to meet the first team players come true.
Below we put together a list of headlines from around the world from various high profile media outlets:
Sports Illustrated: Barcelona Invites Parkland Hero Anthony Borges to Meet First Team
Beinsports US: Barcelona Honor Florida School Shooting Victim
Four Four Two: Barcelona give support to Florida school shooting hero
Globo (Brazil): Barcelona convida adolescente ferido em massacre na Flórida a conhecer jogadores (Portuguese)
Record México: Barcelona Reconoce A Héroe De Tiroteo En Florida (Spanish)
Economic Times India: Barcelona invite wounded victim of Florida shooting to meet players