Pele Hails Nelson Mandela

Published: December 06, 2013
Pele Hails Nelson MandelaBrazil icon Pele has commented on the death of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday.

Through his official Twitter account, the three - time World Cup winner mourned the loss of the South African statesman.

Today I am saddened too. Nelson Mandela was one of the biggest influences in my life.

Was a hero to me, a friend and a companion in the struggle by the people and for world peace.

Let us all continue his legacy with purpose and passion,” Pele said on Twitter.

Pele has published a photo where he was shown kissing the former president of South Africa.

(Photo Credit : Globo/Twitter)

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