Mario Balotelli has shown his support for Abdelhak “Appie” Nouri ahead of Nice’s Champions League clash with Ajax tonight.
The player suffered serious brain damage after collapsing at a friendly match with Werder Bremen three weeks ago.
Balotelli will be looking to see of Ajax as Nice look to qualify for the Champions League after impressing in Ligue 1 last season.
Regardless, the Italian’s classy message has certainly warmed the hearts of many prior to the game with such events meaning more than any match.
Ajax have released a positive update on the players condition, explaining that he has now been taken out of intensive care and is breathing on his own.
It is still a long recovery road ahead for Nouri but with the support of those in football, there has been positive first steps.
Mario Balotelli showing support for Abdelhak "Appie" Nouri ahead of Nice's friendly against Ajax tonight. pic.twitter.com/1bwobbdA6D
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Balotelli set to remain in France
Following his impressive start to life in France, the Italian recently renewed his contract at Nice.
With the side showing real signs of threat last season Balotelli will be hoping for the same in the upcoming campaign.