Former Liverpool, West Ham United and Cameroon defender Rigobert Song is reportedly fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital in Yaounde.
The 40-year-old is the uncle of former Arsenal, West Ham and Charlton midfielder Alex.
The head coach of Chad’s senior national team is in a critical condition after suffering from cerebral aneurysm.
The football world was quick to unite in support of the popular ex-player, who won more than 100 caps for Cameroon.
Fellow Cameroonian Samuel Eto posted a picture of Song with the caption ‘I wish you a lot of courage and a speedy recovery big brother!’
Jamie Carragher, Stan Collymore and Robbie Fowler also posted messages of sympathy in the wake of the news.