Gary Player, others react to passing of political hero Nelson Mandela

The horrible news that broke out that South African leader and worldwide icon Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. Nelson was not only a phenomenal leader and outstanding human being but he was also big into sports as well as he was an amateur boxer and also did running and other sporting activities. He was known as one of the most courageous men who ever lived and his legacy will live on forever. Gary Player, who’s from South Africa had sent a few tweets about the very iconic leader.

The likes of Christina Kim, Ian Poulter, hall of famer Greg Norman and popular Golf Channel reporter Damon Hack also sent tweets about the legend.

I hope nothing but the best for Nelson’s family and that they know how much we all appreciated him when he was alive. Truly one of the greatest figures who ever lived. What he did for South Africa and the rest of the world was simply outstanding and I hope many young children get to learn more about his greatness when they go through school. It’s a very sad day nut it’s also a day we can celebrate of the man who fought for what was right. Sadly, I never had the chance to meet him but I would have loved to shake his hand, give him a hug and give him a big THANK YOU for what he’s done. And it seems that you never seen him frown.

Always had a smile on his face. Unfortunately, I was too young when he was president of South Africa but I know the things he’s done has helped change the world in the most positive ways. He wanted everyone to love each other equally regardless of who you were or what your skin color was. Do you have Nelson Mandela stories to tell? Did you ever get the chance to meet him? If you didn’t, what would you tell him? Again, we’ll miss you very much and God has blessed you with a very long life and gave you the chance to be remarkable in which you were. Just an absolutely outstanding and inspiring man you were. We love you very much and we miss you. Rest in peace Madiba.


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