“They don’t take away the person you are”: Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa shaves his head in touching movements to support his mother Marcela, who is suffering from cancer
- Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa showed solidarity with his mother Marcela
- Correa shared a photo of the two after shaving his head in support
- Koke, Saul Niguez and Erik Lamela quickly praised Correa’s family gesture
Angel Correa of Atletico Madrid gave emotional support to his cancer-stricken mother Marcela when the striker shaved his head.
The Argentinian attacker shared his new look on Instagram next to his mother, both smiling in the heartwarming mother-son photo.
Correa added the photo: “There is no ceasefire on the battlefield for your enemy, they may touch your body, but they cannot touch your soul.
Angel Correa of Atletico Madrid shaved his head in support of his mother Marcela
The Atletico attacker produced the heartwarming gesture while his mother was suffering from cancer
“They don’t take away the person you are. I love you mom.’
The post has been liked over 125,000 times and his teammates quickly showed their support in the comments.
Both Saul Niguez and Koke used emojis, one clapped and the other with a bicep emoji, to praise Correa’s strong token of support for his mother.
Javier Mascherano, Thomas Partey and Tottenham’s Erik Lamela were other football stars who expressed their support for Correa.
Lamela wrote, “Come on little angel.”
Correa’s teammate Koke (right) was one of the players who saluted the gesture online
Atletico teammates Koke and Saul Niguez shared emoji reactions to Correa’s family photo
No stranger to the family’s hardships, Correa lost his father at the age of 10 and overcame the discovery of a tumor in 2014.
His elder brother Luis Martinez died in 2017 to put even more pressure on the family, which is why fans of the player and football were wider to praise his latest gesture, while fully supporting his mother.
In a 2017 interview with El Pais, he said, “My father died when I was a boy and the money I made from playing football was the only income we had – it went to feeding my brothers, my mother and me.
“I had an agent who gave me a salary that I passed on to my mother, and she was the one who managed the money in our house.
“The problems I’ve had and the obstacles I’ve had to overcome have strengthened me and given me the willpower to do things better and continue to help my family.”
Correa, pictured against Liverpool in the Champions League, has had a difficult family life