Barcelona sends signed jersey to hero student

March 02, 2018
This image made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, February 18, 2018, shows Sheriff Scott Israel, holding the hand of Anthony Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. T


Barcelona say that they have sent a signed team jersey to the student who was credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students during a school massacre in the United States two weeks ago.

The club say that they will also help organise a meeting between the first-team players and 15-year-old Anthony Borges, who was shot five times during the February 14 massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Barcelona say that Borges' father told the club that his son has always dreamed of travelling to Spain to meet with Barcelona's players.

Lionel Messi was among the players who signed the jersey sent to Borges.

The club said yesterday that the teenager played for two months at Barcelona's youth academy near Fort Lauderdale in 2016.

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