New Delhi, Apr 20: Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has featured in a special video by FIFA, along with other football greats Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane in applauding healthcare workers and humanity's other 'heroes' for putting their own lives at risk, to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic
Bhutia is among 50 past and present football stars who featured in #WeWillWin campaign of FIFA, a special video to pay tribute to the efforts made by healthcare workers and other professionals who are giving their all to ensure the society continues to function in the face of the novel coronavirus. "Across the globe, staff and volunteers at medical facilities have been risking their lives on a daily basis to support humankind. Some have, sadly, paid the ultimate price," the FIFA said in a statement.
People working or volunteering in law enforcement, pharmacies, shops, warehouses, delivery services, public transport, and safety and security have also been playing a key role in protecting our way of life. "To all of these heroic people: football thanks you, football remembers you and football supports you," it added.
The pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has so far claimed over 1.60 lakh lives while infecting over 20 lakh people across the world. Among the other football greats who featured in the campaign are David Beckham, Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Iker Casillas, Kaka, Gerard Piqu, Sergio Ramos, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo (Brazil) and Marco van Basten. (UNI)