Watch: David Silva Sends Beautiful Video Message To All Those At Man City's Parade
Manchester City midfielder David Silva sent a beautiful message to manager Pep Guardiola, his title-winning teammates and the 100,000 supporters that lined the streets of Manchester for the club's parade last night.
The bus journey, which comprised of City's centurions catching smoke bombs from fans and throwing beers down to them, was followed up by one big title party as the record-breakers took to the stage.
Every player bar Sergio Aguero and Silva was presented to the sea of blue watching on in Deansgate, the former recovering from his knee injury in Argentina - and the latter travelling back home to spend time with his six-month old son, Mateo.
With the premature birth of his son in December, it's been a difficult season for Silva off the pitch and he has regularly gone back and forth from Manchester to be with his family in Spain.
The City No.21, who finished what may be his best ever season in sky blue with 10 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, was absent from Monday's celebrations but sent in a wonderful message that was shown on the big screen.
He expressed his thanks to Guardiola, club staff, his teammates and the fans in understanding his situation, before paying tribute to the departing Yaya Toure and wishing all his teammates well for the upcoming World Cup.
"Hi everyone, I want to apologise for not being able to celebrate the title with you today," the 32-year old said, while cradling his son in his arms.
"I want to say thank you to the fans, my teammates, the staff, the club and especially to the manager for understanding my situation. You are a top human being and I will be indebted to you forever so thank you very much.
"I want to say something to Yaya: I told you the other day that it was a pleasure to play with you, my friend. I can say to my son that I played with the best African player ever. I wish you the best of luck.
"Finally I want to say to everyone, enjoy tonight, you deserve it. To my teammates, I want to wish you the best of luck for the World Cup, I'll see you there. And the rest of the people there tonight, I'll see you next season."
Silva deserves immense praise for the way he has played in such a challenging season. We all hope Mateo continues to get stronger every day.
(h/t Manchester Evening News)