Barcelona invite shooting victim Anthony to meet Messi and team

Barca Nepal, March 1. Barcelona have invited Anthony Borges, one of the victims of last month’s Florida school shooting, to meet Lionel Messi and the rest of the first-team squad before taking in a game at Camp Nou once he has recovered.
 
The club also offered their own medical team to aid the recovery of Borges, who was shot five times as he saved the lives of 20 of his fellow students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
 
Borges, 15, was shot in his legs and back as he barricaded a classroom door to protect others as the assailant opened fire. He remains in hospital, where he has undergone extensive surgery.
 
In total, 17 people were killed when an expelled classmate opened fire at the school on Feb. 14.

 
Following the incident, Barca were alerted to the fact that Borges, whose family is from Venezuela, spent two months playing for the club’s academy in Lauderhill, near Fort Lauderdale, in 2016.
 
In a phone call with Borges’ father this week, the club have subsequently invited Borges to the city to meet the players and have sent a signed first-team shirt to the hospital.
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