Agencies (Qasioun) - They may be rivals in the world of football but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have come together to make an appeal over the war in Syria.
The La Liga stars, who continuously battle with each other to be the best player in the world, have taken to their respective social media pages to post emotional messages to their huge followings.
Barcelona star Messi, a UNICEF ambassador, wrote on his Facebook page “A war day is too much. The children of Syria have been subjected to violence and cruelty for SIX years in a conflict that holds them hostage. As a father and as a UNICEF's Ambassador I am heartbroken. Add your voice to UNICEF to demand the end of the war”.
The Portuguese player wrote on his Instagram account: “Today I think of the Syrian kids like Omar* who drew his dream of being a barber. #SaveSyriasChildren.”
In December last year, Ronaldo made a generous donation to help fund emergency supplies in Aleppo, including food, clothing and medical care for families across Syria.
Source: Daily Mail