Since the earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude struck Christchurch during their lunch time, several sportsmen have voiced their concern and support for those affected.
Christchurch City declared a State of Emergency at 2.45pm local time and emergency response and medical teams were deployed around the city.
Here are some of the messages of support from Kiwi sportsmen across the world.
NZ Cricketer Scott Styris, currently in India for the World Cup, tweeted:
“Hope everyone in Chch is ok. Some worried boys here in India. Be safe.”
Hurricanes Prop Neemia Tialata also tweeted his disbelief:
“Are you serious another earthquake hitting Christchurch!!! 6.3 hope you all good chch tweeps prayers are with y’all right now…”
Hurricanes scrum-half Piri Weepu:
“Just feel so helpless watching people!! Just wish you could do something in some way to help.”
Chiefs loosie Liam Messam sent out a message to his pals in the Crusaders side:
“Hope our Crusader brothers are safe. Sad day in Christchurch.”
Joe Rococoko, currently in South Africa as the Blues prepare for their match with the Sharks this weekend, also voiced his dismay:
“Just woke up on r 1st day in africa and just herd abot the sad news in christchch, thinkng of you all, happy 2 hear my sister is safe.”
It is remarkable that Twitter continues to dissolve the boundaries between the so-often-seen-as-lofty-stars-and-celebrities and users who aren’t in the public eye. In the wake of the world’s latest natural disaster or national protest (against a megalomaniacal cross-dresser), Twitter is certainly proof that we’re all in this together, supporting the desperate.
Main image via news.spreadit – shows the Central Business District of Christchurch.
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