AUCKLAND: New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams on Friday took to Twitter and paid an emotional tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch mosques.
49 people were killed and more than 20 injured in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday when at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers in what appeared to be the worst attack against Muslims in a western country.
“My heart is hurting about the news coming out of Christchurch. Sending love & prayers to the affected families,” said Williams in a video message.
My heart is hurting about the news coming out of Christchurch. Sending love & prayers to the effected families❤😢 pic.twitter.com/7PX9wc56b8
— Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) March 15, 2019
“InshaAllah everyone who has been killed today in Christchurch just sending my duas to your loved ones. InshaAllah, you guys are all in paradise. I am just deeply saddened that this would happen in New Zealand,” he added.