How Antony paid tribute to Pele

Saturday 31 December 2022 12:45

Antony paid tribute to Pele with a special message under his Manchester United shirt at Molineux on Saturday.

Our no.21 lifted his shirt before kick-off as both sets of players took part in a minute's applause for the Brazilian legend, who sadly passed away on Thursday.

On Antony's t-shirt under his United top was a hand-written message in Portuguese saying: "Descanse em paz, Pele", which translates to "Rest in peace, Pele".

Paying our respects to Pele Video

Paying our respects to Pele

A minute's applause was held before kick-off at Molineux, following the recent passing of football icon Pele...

A number of United players have paid tribute to the 82-year-old since his sad passing and Erik ten Hag spoke to us about his admiration for Pele on Friday.

“One of the biggest [players], maybe the biggest ever, has passed away and I send my condolences to his family and to the whole community of football," said the boss.

“We [have] lost a big personality, a great football player, a winner of three World Cup titles which is massive and over 1000 goals. 

“He was very elegant and I think he changed the game. He was a gentleman in every perspective.”