Rigobert Song is fighting for his life in Cameroon this evening after suffering from a stroke. He is reportedly in a critical condition.
Song, who played for us in the late-90s, is only 40-years-old and is the current manager of the Chad national side.
The news has come to a surprise to everyone connected with the club, especially those who played alongside him in 1999 and 2000.
He is a taste of what people have been saying online:
Just got the news that Rigobert Song is fighting for his life after having a stroke…get well soon buddy #YNWA
— PB (@patrikberger73) 3 October 2016
Thoughts with #RigobertSong and family… Hope he pulls through
— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) 2 October 2016
Hope everything ends up ok for #rigobertsong
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) 2 October 2016
Hope Rigobert Song recovers quickly. Peace and love to his family.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) 2 October 2016
Great news on Rigobert Song coming recovering from a coma…could do with some good news on Josh Samman now.
— Kirk (@Kirk_Kirkleton) October 3, 2016
My thoughts go out to Rigobert Song and his family and this difficult time, hopefully he pulls through. Get well soon!
— Andrew Davies (@andyafc1995) October 3, 2016
My Bro Rigobert Song in bad but stable condition and breathing unassisted .. Pray for him ??????????
— patrick suffo (@patsuffo) October 3, 2016
Praying for you Captain #RigobertSong..Get Well..??
— SirChuks (@occp1967) October 3, 2016