The former Liverpool, West Ham United and Cameroon defender Rigobert Song is reportedly fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital in Yaounde.
The 40-year-old is the uncle of former Arsenal, West Ham United and Charlton Athletic midfielder Alex.
Song, currently the head coach of Chad’s senior national team, is in a critical condition after suffering from a cerebral aneurysm.
The football world was quick to unite in support of the popular ex-player, who won more than 100 caps for Cameroon.
Fellow Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o posted a picture of Song with the caption: “I wish you a lot of courage and a speedy recovery big brother!”
Jamie Carragher, Stan Collymore and Robbie Fowler also posted messages of sympathy in the wake of the news, while Liverpool tweeted a message of support from the club’s official account on Monday morning. (The Guardian)
A member of Song’s family told a BBC reporter in Cameroon that he was unconscious.
Former team-mates of his have been sending their best wishes:
Samuel Eto’o tweeted in French: “I wish you courage and a speedy recovery big brother.”