New Zealand tragedy

Nelsen tribute to earthquake victims

February 24, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Blackburn Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen will wear a black armband against Aston Villa as a tribute to those who have died in an earthquake in his hometown Christchurch.

The New Zealand international was given the day off by Blackburn as he tried to contact relatives back home. Fortunately his family escaped unscathed from the disaster, although his sister went into labour early.

So far 75 people are confirmed dead while 300 more are missing and Nelsen, who said he felt 'helpless' ...

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