FIFA organized a video campaign to thank healthcare workers for fighting the global pandemic. It starred the likes of Beckham, Pele, Maradona and many active footballers alike.
David Beckham was joined by many greats and current footballers to star in a FIFA campaign to thank healthcare workers.
The healthcare workers have been putting themselves on the line to battle the global pandemic and they have gotten deserved recognition from all over.
FIFA have played their part in bringing awareness to fans all over and decided to take it a step further for the healthcare workers.
The initiative, called #WeWillWin, features 50 football stars in total, both past and present.
Some names in the video include the likes of Pele, Maradona, Kaka, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo Nazario, Marco van Basten, Harry Kane, Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique to mention a few.
The 90-sec clip video was shared by FIFA on their Twitter account with all the stars thanking the healthcare workers and applauding them from their homes.
Beckham said: “As footballers, we are used to receiving applause, but this time, we have the opportunity to show our appreciation for the many people who are risking their lives to protect ours.
“You are humanity’s heroes and we want to show that all of football supports you and everything that you do to defend all of us.”
Carli Lloyd, co-captain of the United States women’s team, added: “To recognise the risks that doctors, nurses and other essential workers are having to take on a daily basis, football wants to show its support.
“It is thanks to their dedication and professionalism, supported by everyone else’s absolute commitment to following the rules of each national health authority, that we will win.”
FIFA have been intent on a clear message since the pandemic started, one pushing the agenda of safety first above every other thing.