World sports stars’ Madiba tweets

2013-12-07 00:00

Usain Bolt: One of the greatest human beings ever. May your soul rest in peace … The world’s greatest fighter.

Rio Ferdinand: RIP #NelsonMandela / #Madiba — the true inspiration.

Michael Vaughan: Today is about only one man … #RIPNelsonMandela.

Mike Tyson: Nelson Mandela was the embodiment of discipline, courage, love and forgiveness. “There is no future without forgiveness”-@NelsonMandela.

Robin van Persie: An inspiration to all of us. RIP Nelson Mandela. Thank you for everything you have done!

Jack Wilshere: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it” #RIPNelsonMandela.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Thankful Madiba for your legacy and your example. You’ll always stay with us.

Drew Mitchell: Had the greatest honour in meeting Nelson Mandela, what a tremendous human being he was. Stood for something and fought for it. Rest well.

Matt Giteau: Sad day not just for South Africans but for the world. A real hero and role model for everyone #RIPMandela.

Gerard Pique: 2010WorldCup is in my heart. As other incredible things, it would never happened without @Nelso­nMandela Thanks #Madiba.

Michael Carrick: RIP #NelsonMandela #Madiba A real inspiration. Lived once but his legacy lives forever.

Vincent Kompany: RIP Nelson Mandela. No words to describe the goodness you have brought to this world. Sad to see you go. Inspirational, my only ever hero.

Michael Phelps: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” #ripnelsonmandela Your courage and inspiration will live on forever!!!

Rafael Nadal: Rest in peace Nelson Mandela, you have been a role model to the world. My most sincere condolences to family and friends.

Serena Williams: One life — Nelson Mandela’s life changed many. May his legacy live forever. Rev 21:4

Victoria Azarenka: RIP Nelson Mandela.

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