Fans have poured in support for Man City star Joao Cancello after he was attacked by four thieves.
One wrote: “Absolutely disgusting! No matter which team you support, this is wrong and pray that you and your family are well.”
Another said: “I am absolutely disappointed. This is happening many times nowadays.
“Something has to change.”
The 27-year-old defender suffered an injury and sustained a wound above his eye while fighting the attackers in Manchester on Thursday.
His fiancé and younger daughter were at that time inside a luxury property in Manchester.
Before fleeing, the robbers managed to snatch the jewellery.
He posted on Instagram: “Unfortunately today I was attacked by four cowards who hurt me and tried to hurt my family.
“They managed to take off all my jewelery and left me with my face in this state.
“I don’t know how people are so mean.”