Clap for our Carers: David Beckham and sports stars in tribute to NHS workers fighting coronavirus

26 March 2020, 19:13 | Updated: 27 March 2020, 10:08

David Beckham was among the sports stars who joined the country for a #ClapForOurCarers round of applause to show their appreciation to NHS workers.

The former England captain posted a video alongside his family on social media to speak of his pride at NHS workers battling on the frontline against coronavirus.

In the video message, the Beckhams said: "Us Beckhams are all clapping to show our thanks to all the people that are working so hard for the NHS.

"All the doctors, all the nurses, keeping us safe, working so hard away from your families.

"We are so proud of you guys. Thank you so much."

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy also joined in, while Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris posted a video alongside his family to 'send love to the NHS' and Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke added a message of thanks on Twitter.

"Thank you to everyone doing so much to care for those in need!" Benteke said.

"Especially the medical teams risking their own lives. We're all thinking of you!"

Spurs' Lucas Moura, Manchester United defender Harry Maguire and former England Women's cricketer Isa Guha joined those from across the sporting world in adding their tributes.

Organisers of the Clap for our Carers initiative wanted the country to come together to show their appreciation to doctors, nurses and all those tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

It took place at 8pm on Thursday from the nation's doorsteps, windows, gardens and balconies.

The idea came from yoga teacher Annemarie Plas, 36, who has said she is "so grateful and thankful" after the campaign went viral.

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