The shooting of Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic has led to an outpouring of support from across the world. From former United States president Barack Obama to Alex Rodriguez, the former Red Sox slugger is not lacking for big names wishing him well as he recovers from a gunshot wound.
The latest global icon to add his support and prayers for Ortiz is fellow-Boston megastar Tom Brady. The New England Patriots quarterback took to Twitter on Monday to show his support for the recovering slugger.
Papi defines Boston Strong… get well soon my friend!!!
Brady and Ortiz share a lot in common, having contributed to multiple world championships and picking up countless accolades along the way. In 2004, Ortiz led the Red Sox to their first World Series win in nearly a century, while Brady led the Patriots to their third Super Bowl win in four years.
Ortiz retired in 2016, and had his No. 34 jersey retired by the team the year after.
Papi defines Boston Strong… get well soon my friend!!! pic.twitter.com/QFFJ4nvQnU
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) June 10, 2019
— ESPN (@espn) June 10, 2019
Ortiz was shot in the back at a club in Santo Domingo over the weekend, sending him to the hospital with liver damage.
Fortunately, the 10-time All-Star is reportedly poised to make a successful recovery from the attack.
A suspect in the shooting was taken into police custody after being attacked by a crowd of people trying to defend Ortiz.