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FC Barcelona Sends Message of Hope to Ecuador

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    FC Barcelona image to earthquake victims reads "Go Ecuador." | Photo: @FCBarcelona

Published 18 April 2016

FC Barcelona sent a message of strength and hope to the people of Ecuador who just suffered a devastating earthquake.

Led by Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona posted an image of its top players with the slogan "Go Ecuador" to both its Twitter account and its Facebook page.

The message was in response to a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Ecuador Saturday night. The coastal areas were hardest hit, with the death toll currently at 413.

The stars featured in the photo are Luis Suarez, Neymar, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano and Claudio Bravo.

Government officials have welcomed international support and aid for the victims of the earthquake.

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