The nice gesture of a referee with a child with Down syndrome

Equality and inclusion are important messages that are intended to be sent day by day in football and other sports. Therefore, the gesture that the referee of the Mexican league match between Monterrey and Lobos Buap had with a child with Down Syndrome has touched thousands of people and has gone viral in social networks.

He supported the little boy when he got nervous when reading a speech before a football match. Image: Screenshot
He supported the little boy when he got nervous when reading a speech before a football match. Image: Screenshot

The little one, Richie, was the guest of the game to read a speech about a fair play before the game began; however, seeing a large crowd of people became very nervous. It was then when the referee, Eduardo Galván Basulto, approached him and encouraged him to finish reading it.

The referee got Richie over his nerves and made him feel comfortable in that impressive situation, and both were very applauded by the fans present at the stadium.

The gesture also reached the social networks, where the referee thanked the comments that had been sent by Internet users. Later, the child's own mother thanked his gesture to Galván: "Infinite thanks for your great support and patience. I was very excited to be an ambassador and practiced long before the event. With so many people, microphones and the players in front of him, he got nervous. A great example of inclusion," he wrote

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