Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Senator Owen Darrell, extended condolences on behalf of the Bermuda Government following the passing of Brazilian football legend Pelé.
Minister Darrell said, “Pelé was a legend. He was one of the best footballers in the world, idolized by so many. Although his accomplished career was before my time, I, like any football player or fan, knew about the legendary ‘king of football’; he was an icon I admired. We consider him a friend to Bermuda and mourn his death with the rest of the world.
“Along with being one of the greatest football players of all time, Pelé was an outstanding humanitarian who raised Brazil's visibility on the international stage. On behalf of the Government of Bermuda, I extend condolences to his family and the people of Brazil.”