The footballer is fighting for his life

The football world’s been voicing its support for Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba after he collapsed during his team’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The 23-year-old star is still in a critical condition at the London Chest Hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest that caused his heart to stop beating on its own for 2 hours.

‘Hope fabrice muamba is ok. Praying for him and his family. Still in shock,’ Tweeted Manchester United player Wayne Rooney, 26.

Alexandra Burke‘s new boyfriend, Tottenham striker, Jermain Defoe, held his head in his hands and appeared the most visibly shaken on the pitch before the match was called off.

‘What I witnessed yesterday really puts life into perspective.When you see people judge others especially as they don’t know them..its wrong,’ Tweeted Jermain, 29.

‘Its not worth having hate in your heart for people. Especially if you don’t know them.. I thank God that FAB is stable…’

And it appears Alexandra, 23, has been supporting her boy through this difficult time.

‘Due to the news of Fabrice Muamba the #AskAlex session has been moved to monday night. Watch this space for more details. -BeastHQ RT,’ read a message on her official Twitter page on Saturday.

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