Rugby hardman Sonny Bill Williams was brought to tears after the Christchurch mass shooting as the sporting world reacted to the nightmare.
Police have confirmed over 40 fatalities after shootings at two mosques in Christchurch.
Taking to Twitter, Williams – who is a Muslim himself – expressed his condolences to those affected by the tragedy.
“Just heard the news,” an emotional Williams began.
My heart is hurting about the news coming out of Christchurch. Sending love & prayers to the effected families❤️😢 pic.twitter.com/7PX9wc56b8— Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) March 15, 2019
“I couldn’t put into words how I’m feeling right now.
“Sending my duas (supplication) to the families. Just sending my duas to your loved ones.
“Inshallah, you guys are all in paradise. I’m just deeply, deeply saddened that this would happen in New Zealand