Joost van der Westhuizen’s Son Writes Emotional Letter To His Dad

Joost an der Westhuizen’s son has written a heartfelt letter to his father after the South African World Cup winner passed away on Monday.

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.

Joost’s son, Jordan, penned an emotional letter in which he paid tribute to his father as a role model and a sportsman.

Beneath a letterhead entitled ‘tribute from Jordan van der Westhuizen,’ he wrote:

“Thank you for everything but most of all for ‘bei[ing] 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.”

Written before Liverpool’s Premier League fixture against Tottenham, Jordan van der Westhuizen asked his dad to “tell God that Liverpool must win,” before finishing the letter with “you will never walk alone! I love you so much.

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