Soccer shows its support for Muamba
One positive that did come out of such a frightening experience was the incredible outpouring of support from around the world for Muamba's plight. Within minutes of the news last Saturday, a "#prayformuamba" trend started on Twitter, and ever since Bolton and Muamba's family have gone out of their way to express their appreciation for every word of encouragement in the last several days.
On Saturday, Bolton returned to action in an English Premier League match against Blackburn, pulling out a 2-1 victory covered beautifully by ESPN Soccernet.
Soccer gets a lot of grief from the rest of the sports world for its level of fanaticism and some of the worst aspects of human behavior on display - and sometimes rightfully so.
But the way the soccer world reacted to Muamba's situation is a glowing example of putting its best foot forward.
- Chris Lillstrung