Joost van der Westhuizen’s son writes a beautiful letter to his dad

  • Joost van der Westhuizen’s son writes a beautiful letter to his Dad
  • He asked him to “tell God Liverpool must win”
  • The South African legend passed away earlier this week with motor neurone disease
Joost van der Westhuizen’s son has written a touching letter to his late dad, asking with him to “tell God Liverpool must win” in heaven.

The ex-Springboks star, who was instrumental in their 1995 World Cup triumph, lost his battle with motor neurone disease on February 6 when he passed away at home, six years after being diagnosed with the illness.



Van der Westhuizen’s son, Jordan, wrote the letter asking him to relay the message before the Reds hosted Tottenham on Saturday evening.

The letter was shared on Twitter by former Reds goalkeeper Sander Westerveld, with the Dutchman tweeting: “Liverpool won, no surprise, thanks for asking your daddy, Jordan!

In the letter, Jordan writes: “Dear Daddy thank you for everything but most of all for ‘be the best you can be!’

“You are the best rugby player in the world I want to be the best sportsman like you, because you said I must work hard!!

“I will always [love] you to the moon and back. Daddy please tell God that Liverpool must win.

“You will never walk alone!

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