Borussia Dortmund speaks out for Faisal


KUALA LUMPUR: Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund today became the latest football club to show their support for national player Faisal Halim who is recovering from a horrific acid attack.

The Bundesliga giants, in their official Facebook post, said they condemned violence in football.

"Faisal Halim is a winger who played for Selangor and Malaysia's national team. He scored the goal of the tournament in the recent Asian Cup against South Korea. His 13 goals and nine assists in the league last season propelled Selangor to second place and a place in the 2024-2025 Asian competition.

"Faisal was attacked and was left in a critical condition in the intensive care unit. With this, we want to shed light on the violence in football. STOP the violence. We stand with Faisal Halim," said Borussia Dortmund in a statement.

The German club are the second European club to speak out in support of Faisal.

Manchester United's Andre Onana and Alejandro Garnacho, in a display of solidarity, extended their heartfelt wishes to their fellow footballer in Malaysia in a 30-second video on May 11.

Faisal was splashed with acid by two assailants in a shopping centre in Damansara on May 5.

The Selangor player suffered fourth-degree burns to several parts of his body, including his face and is still receiving treatment at a hospital here.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Football

Missing Mickey like crazy
Canaries won’t expect smooth flight against Panthers in George Town
It’s a shame we didn’t win, say Danes
‘Devastated’ Slovenia vow to fight on against ‘favourites’ England
Serbia threaten to quit Euros over ‘kill’ chants
Spain will be the pain
‘We’ll get there’
Jota believes he can shine despite fitness struggle
Spalletti wants Azzurri to copy Red Fury after humbling
After being jeered off, Southgate has a lot of hard work ahead

Others Also Read