Monday November 7 2016
Bonucci: 'My son united the fans'

Leonardo Bonucci 'thanked fans across Italy' for the support shown towards his ill son Matteo.

After discussing the Juventus midfield and the lack of contact from Manchester City, the 29-year-old turned to more personal matters.

"Of course it was a difficult time," the defender told La Domenica Sportiva. "I thank the many fans, Juventini or not, for showing me affection and closeness.

"Matteo proved to be a fighter, we went under but now we are more relaxed because we are seeing him play and smile.

"Now the situation has improved, it's great and I thank the people who have been close to us.

"Matteo has managed to unite fans from across Italy without thinking about the colors that his dad wears. This is the best thing I could win for me as a player, for him and for us as a family.

"I invite families who are going through situations like ours to always believe, because unity creates strength and love is an infinite force."

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