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Morocco: Celebrity reactions pour in after Rayan’s death

The drama that affected little Rayan moved the whole world. Blocked for five days in a well over 30 meters in Morocco, the 5-year-old child was finally found dead by rescuers this Saturday, February 5. Reactions of support from personalities in the political and sports sphere have poured in in recent hours on social networks.

The death of young Rayan, noted on Saturday evening, has stirred up many celebrities in Morocco and the rest of the world. Proof of the emotion caused by the tragedy, it was the royal cabinet that announced the tragic news.

In the wake of this press release, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron expressed his compassion for the family of the deceased and for the Moroccan people.

Patricia Llombart, the European Union ambassador to Morocco, paid tribute to the mobilization of Moroccan citizens and law enforcement to try to save the young boy.

Hélène Le Gal, the French ambassador to Morocco, offered her condolences to Rayan’s family, as well as to all the bruised Moroccan citizens.

In France, the first presidential candidate to react was Anne Hidalgo, with a tweet expressing her “tremendous sadness”.

The head of the EELV list, Yannick Jadot, also published a message of sympathy for the parents of the 5-year-old child who lost his life.

This Sunday, the RN leader, Marine Le Pen, lamented “a tragedy that affects us all”.

Support from the world of football

PSG player and Moroccan international Achraf Hakimi posted an image on Twitter to pay tribute to Rayan.

Former coach of the Moroccan football team between 2016 and 2019, Hervé Renard sent his condolences to the family of the young child and to the Moroccan people.

Tricolor international Wissam Ben Yeder also sent a message of support to Rayan and his family after his team’s victory against Lyon (2-0) on Saturday.

AC Milan player Ismaël Bennacer underlined the courage of the boy, who “will remain in our memories and continue to inspire us”.

Finally, Parisian defender Layvin Kurzawa posted an image in support of Rayan on Twitter.

No funeral date has been released by the family at this time.

However, the ceremony could take place as early as this Sunday, in accordance with Muslim tradition, according to The Parisian.

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