AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis has sent his thanks to the emergency services and key workers who are on the frontline during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Football has taken a back seat as the world continues to try and fight the COVID-19 outbreak, with Italy in particular having been hit very hard by the virus.
Gazidis spoke to Milan’s official social media channels about the ongoing crisis, insisting that the heroes will not be forgotten.
“Dear Milan players, I too am in my home in Milan, while we are experiencing this tragedy around us,” he said.
“In these days we have understood what and who matters most: I think of nurses, doctors, all hospital operators but also the police, drivers, supermarket clerks and all those involved in essential services. To all those who take care of us, thank you all.”
“We will return to train and play when everything is safe for everyone. We are working in different ways to give concrete help, we are thinking of the elderly but also of the young. We will not forget the heroes of these months. I am happy and proud of the many people who are joining these efforts.
“The clubs are not only companies that play football but they are also communities that represent values, we want you to feel Milan close to you.
“I am proud to be part of this club and this fantastic city, we remain united in these difficult moments and we will be even more a compact team. We will be more human, more united, stronger than ever.”
Il messaggio di Ivan Gazidis ai rossoneri 🎥
Il Club non si ferma e fa della distanza una forza per essere più vicino a chi lotta contro il Covid-19 e a tutti i nostri tifosi ➡ https://t.co/3qXVw5ajaa#SempreMilan pic.twitter.com/cXDWsDghAk
— AC Milan (@acmilan) April 5, 2020