Celebs react to soccer icon Alfredo di Stefano's death
Don't be surprised if during the World Cup games that remain there's some type of tribute to Alfredo di Stefano, the legendary Argentinian soccer player, who died in Madrid today at age 88. Ever since news broke that he died, the biggest starts in both the soccer and entertainment worlds have turned to social media to pay tribute to La Saeta Rubia, as he was known, and to send condolences to his family. You'll be surprised by what has been said and by whom!
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The messages were headed by Real Madrid, the team he helped win five consecutive European Cups; and the Spanish and Argentinian national teams. His death was announced by the soccer club with this message for his fans: "Real Madrid C. F. extends its condolences to madridistas around the world and those who feel with sorrow the loss of the best player of all times."
And here are some of the most relevant tweets. His death was trending worldwide with the hashtags #eternoalfredo y #alfredodistefanoRip
Cristiano Ronaldo shared this on Instagram: "t's a very sad day. For me, for all the madridistas, for the world of football. Don Alfredo leaves us, but not his spirit. His memory will last forever in our hearts, because legends never die. Thanks for everything and rest in peace Maestro. #EternoAlfredo."
"So long, Maestro Alfredo Di Stefano. @Argentina and the world of soccer say goodbye with honor and gratitude."
DEP Don Alfredo, el más grande. Leyenda del madridismo, siempre con nosotros. Siempre le recordaré MAESTRO. pic.twitter.com/qsdlF8TT96— Iker Casillas (@CasillasWorld) July 7, 2014
"RIP Don Alfredo, the greatest. Legend of madridismo, always with us. We'll always remember you MAESTRO."
El FC Barcelona expresa sus condolencias por la muerte de Alfredo Di Stéfano, presidente de honor del Real Madrid. Descanse en paz
-FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) July 07, 2014
"FC Barcelona expresses its condolonces for the death of Alfredo Di Stefano, honorary president of Real Madrid. RIP."
Descanse en paz Alfredo Di Stéfano, un genio del fútbol
-Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) July 07, 2014
"RIP Alfredo Di Stefano, a soccer genius."
DEP Alfredo Di Stéfano—
Santi Cazorla (@19SCazorla) July 07, 2014
R.I.P. Alfredo Di Stéfano
-Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 07, 2014
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