After the death of the Brazil international’s father, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea sent an emotional note to Liverpool counterpart Alisson Becker.
Stories in Brazil say 57-year-old Jose Agostinho Becker drowned on his property in Lavras do Sul after going for a swim.
Brazilian club Fluminense – now playing with Alisson’s goalkeeper brother Muriel – shared their condolences.
The Fluminense Football Club greatly regrets the death of Jose Agostinho Becker, father of the Muriel and Alisson goalkeepers. “We wish his friends and family all the best,” the club said on Twitter.
Sao Paulo tweeted to their 4.4 million supporters: “Sao Paulo FC receives, with deep sadness, the tragic news of the death of Jose Agostinho Becker, father of the goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel.”
Our condolences to the two athletes and their families and our support. At this point, a lot of intensity and a lot of light.
Internacional, the club where Alisson began his professional career, also paid tribute, tweeting: “It is with deep sorrow that we have received the news of the death of Jose Agostinho Becker, the father of Alisson and Muriel, our former goalkeepers.”
“In this moment of so much suffering, Clube do Povo wishes family and friends courage.”
Back in England, Everton, the neighbors of Liverpool, took to Twitter to say: “With Alisson Becker and his family, the thoughts and prayers of all at Everton follow the sad news of the death of his father, Jose Becker.”
And United De Gea shared a photograph of him and Alisson kissing after the match from his official Twitter account.
A touching note of encouragement followed the picture: “We are all with you.”