Istanbul, MINA – Turkey’s national football team on Monday displayed banners reading “Hello Brother”, the last words spoken by one of victims of the two mosque’s terror attacks in New Zealand earlier this month.
The banner was revealed at Eskisehir Stadium before the match Turkey and Moldova for UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying round, as quoted by MINA from AA, Wednesday.
It is also, in a video posted on Instagram, Turkish footballer Emre Belozoglu and Ozan Kabak said: “#HelloBrother for a better world.”
At least 50 Muslims were killed and a number were injured in a terror attack Friday when a terrorist entered Al Noor Mosque and Linwood in Christchurch then shot worshipers, including four children under the age of 18.
Haji Daoud Nabi terror victim, 71-year-old Afghan citizen, said “Hello Brother” to the gunman – who massacred dozens of innocent Muslims at Al-Noor Mosque, a moment before Daoud was shot dead at the entrance of the mosque.
His words resonate on social media and thousands of uploads are shared with the #HelloBrother hashtag.
The terror suspect was charged with massacre and imprisoned with maximum security in Auckland.
The qualifying round for the European Cup or UEFA EURO 2020 starts last Thursday.
Winners and runners-up from 10 groups will automatically qualify for the UEFA EURO 2020 final tournament.
The EURO 2020 qualification will determine 20 teams while the other four will qualify from the UEFA League of Nations playoffs in March 2020. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)