Last week on the match against Sevilla the Valencia FC made their own tribute to the victims of the Japanese earthquake. The club decided in a solidarity gesture to write the club’s player names in the back of the jersey in Japanese.
The club official statement was the following:
“On Sunday, before the game that we played against Sevilla we kept a respectful silence in memory of the thousands of victims and survivors affected in Japan, a country which has a very special connection with our team which it was seen on the tour that we made in 2004, tremendous affection, respect and support were many of the adjectives that we felt when we visited them. On March the 11th Valencia FC and VCF Foundation contacted the soccer schools located in the cities of Kobe and Osaka. Fortunately all children enrolled are in perfect condition. In addition, one of the surprises that awaited the day, a detail that will remain in the memories and hearts of all fans, not only for Valencia FC, but in the soccer world, the shirts of our soccer players that wore their name in Japanese, in clear show of solidarity for the tragic earthquake and tsunami victims that struck the Asian continent.”